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Ice Cream Poems
Ice Cream Poems
Edited by Patricia Fargnoli

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Ice cream, ice cream, who wants ice cream? Hundreds of poets not only said a resounding "yes," but wrote about it. And from those hundreds, we selected the 125 poems you will find here from 27 different states plus Australia, France, Iraq, Spain, and Tunisia.

The poems are as various as the flavors of ice cream: long poems, short poems, and in addition to traditional free-verse narratives and lyrics: experimental poems, poems in forms such as sestinas, sapphics, sonnets, prose poems.

"When I accepted the job of editing, I wondered if I'd be bored by so many poems about ice cream; I wondered whether there would be hundreds of poems about The Good Humor Man or Dairy Queen. But I needn't have worried, I was never bored. The Good Humor Man and Dairy Queen poems were there, of course, but I was amazed by the wide variety of subjects: light humorous poems, sweet poems, lusty poems, dark poems, poems about childhood memories, a poem about Obama's first date, and a poem with Paul Newman in it.""   --Patricia Fargnoli, Editor, author of Hallowed (Tupelo Press, 2017)


Mrs. Nelson's Class
Mrs. Nelson's Class
Edited by Marilyn Nelson

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On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas that state-sanctioned segregation of public schools is unconstitutional.

In September 1954, in an Air Force base school near Salina, Kansas, young African American teacher Mrs. Johnnie Mitchell Nelson became the teacher of a second grade class of twenty white children. Mrs. Nelson knew, but did her pupils understand they were making history together?

Through a class roster of persona poems by poets Doug Anderson, Martha Collins, Alfred Corn, Annie Finch, Helen Frost, Margaret Gibson, Jeanine Hathaway, Andrew Hudgins, Mark Jarman, Peter Johnson, Meg Kearney, Ron Koertge, David Mason, Leslie Monsour, Dinty W. Moore, Marilyn Nelson, Lesléa Newman, Michael Palma, Michael Waters, and Katherine Williams, this anthology presents Mrs. Nelson and her class, imagining how she and her students may have experienced their unique situation


Every Wound Has A Rhythm
James Bertolino's Every Wound Has A Rhythm now available for purchase on Amazon.

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Wallace, Idaho
Linda L. Beeman's Wallace, Idaho now available for purchase on Amazon.

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Abraham's Voices
Lorraine Healy's Abraham's Voices now available for purchase on Amazon.

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