The Concher 2 is a hand-stitched, hard-bound journal featuring poems by:
Kristin Abraham * Dan Beachy-Quick * Michelle Brown * Beth Coyote * Kirk Davis * Christopher DeWeese * Rebecca Dunham * Grace Egbert * Rae Gouirand * Matthew Henriksen * Matthew Hittinger * Alex Lemon * B.J. Love * Kristi Maxwell * Karyna McGlynn * Jennifer Metsker *Aimee Nezhukumatathil * Sean Norton * D.A. Powell & Haines Eason * Kate Schapira * Bronwen Tate * Andy Trebing * KC Trommer * Jen Tynes * Joshua Marie Wilkinson
The flavors we’ve chosen to compliment this batch of words are:
spicy cayenne * honey pistachio * lavender vanilla * peanut butter pretzel * pomegranate white chocolate * smoky orange caramel
"And still today in most countries, poetry resides in its time-honored place at the heart of the culture. There, people turn to poetry the way we turn to the music that fills our homes and cars, the art that covers our walls, the architecture that lines our streets, the plays, dance and film that fill our theatres. In the Middle East, for instance, the most popular prime-time TV show is The Million's Poet, boasting an audience of over 70 million viewers and ratings higher than sports or the news. Within a format similar to American Idol, male and female poets from throughout the Gulf region, some from very poor Bedouin tribes, perform poems on all themes imaginable. The show has even inspired a TV channel completely dedicated to poetry."[via The Virtual World]
Daniel Nester: The pat answer I have been giving, or maybe the Pollyanna one, is that I walked away from poetry, and maybe someday I’ll go back to it.
The answer I feel comfortable telling you, now that you’ve told me your story and framed the question in a way that sounds like you understand where I am coming from, is that poetry makes me sick.
"As the release date for my first full length poetry collection gets closer and closer, I wonder if I was hard enough on myself and what I was writing/wanting to do with the book?"