Poetry anthology now available on Amazon and elsewhere
We at, Willowdown Books, believe this anthology, and other poetry, as well as fiction, oral history, documentary, and reportage, will contribute to the historical document of these unprecedented times that will give an not only an honest and true perspective, but also a greater understanding of our experience of the global pandemic of 2020.
146 poems from 115 poets
Poetry is part of our core of expression, a mode of communication, socialization, civilization; it a way to show our love and empathy for our fellow human beings.
One of the major influences in putting together this book was the poem “Silence” by Mariangela Canzi which, along with a growing number of voices, was posted in the LinkedIN group POETRY, REVIEW, AND DISCUSS. Her poem is included in the Foreword, and is dedicated to her friend, Doctor Norman Jones, who died on the 27th March 2020.
The key phrases of the NOW are “social distancing” and “self-isolating” BUT THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO MEAN “social disintegration” and “solitary confinement”. This NOW is a world of social media, of virtual interaction, of ideas shared through social and professional networking. We can be together, we are in this together, this is one world. There can be LOVE not FEAR.
The anthology, “Poems from The Lockdown” was initially refused publication by Amazon on the basis of their guidelines as it frequently referenced Covid-19. However, clearly Covid-19 is the key theme to this book, and with some explanation, and a third revision, it was released on 18th April 2020, and is available across the Amazon platform.
People are kind, people are good
This anthology is dedicated to Doctor Samantha Steele (the daughter of the editor), all the other medical staff and key workers, as well as those who have been kind and supportive of their fellow human beings in this global time of crisis.
It is in memory of Sara Cupp Smith (20th Nov 1946 to 14th April 2020), who contributed the poems “Sheltered in Place” and “Intubation”; much missed by her husband Richard Glen Smith, who contributed a poem “Intubed”.
Stay Safe. Love, light, peace.
Editors notes and contact details
1. Press contact Trevor Maynard at firstname.lastname@example.org. +44 7966 079968.
A press only pdf is available on request for certified press outlets
2. The Poets of “Poems from The Lockdown” are: Aaluk Edwardson Abby DeSantis Alyssa Kreikemeier Amelia Bostic Amy Walker Andreas Fleps Anna Delamerced Anne Carly Abad Annmarie McQuee Anthony Mirarcki Barbara Reynolds Barbara Schwegman Bartholomew Bolander Benjamin Champagne Bethany Johnson Blakelee Harmon Brandon SC Brewer Brian M Falconer Bridget Noel Camille Hill Cary Barney Carol Flake Chapman Catherine (Lee) Felty Catherine Bull Christa Lubatkin Cigeng Zhang Cindy Lynn Brown Claire Taylor Conrad Spenser Clark Danielle Solo David Cleveland Diane Burrow Dori LaRue Emma Gibson Eric Machan Howd Felucia Zuniga Gemma Webster Geraldine Moorkens Byrne Hannah K Walizer Cook Heather Sanderson Heikki Huotari Helen Sheppard Henry Bladon Hugh Findlay Isabel Hinchcliffe Jacky T Jane Ellen Glasser Jennifer Finstrom John Pietaro Johnnie Clemens May Judit Katalin Hollos Julia Gordon-Bramer Justin Moir Kat Milberger Kayla Matheson Kim June Johnson Kohl Neal Kristen Corbisiero Kristin Kowalski Ferragut Kristina Moriconi Kurt Cole Eldsvig Laurie Rosen Laura Saint Martin Loretta Tobin M Zaman Maili Woods Mari-Carmen Marin Mary K O'Melveny Maxine Nodel Megha Sood Michael Belmore Michael Hatchett Micki Blenkush Mike Dunne Mitzi Dorton MK Punky Monica Raymond Mysti Frost Nan Williamson Nancy Santos Natasha N. Deonarain Neetu Malik Nicole Hospital-Medina Nicole Williams Nida Sahar Pam Fox Paola Caronni Parul Bhargava Patricia Williams Peter Bruno Peter Pritzel Richard Glen Smith Rob Hardy Robert Eugene Rubino Roisin Boyle Samantha Smith Samantha Stone Sara Cupp Smith Shane Leavy Susan Manchin Susan Sanders Susana H Case Susana Molinolo and Pamela Yuen-Elkerbout Syble Heffernan Tanya Fraser Tonia Kalouria Trevor Maynard Vox Pop Max Pax Wen Wen Lin Wendy Grossman Linda Stryker Susan Fleming Sophie Scolnik-Brower, and anonymous.
3. Trevor Maynard, UK based poet, writer and editor. He is owner/manager of Poetry, Review and Discuss Group, a major poetry group on LinkedIn (20,800 members). His latest poetry collections include THE PATH NOW KNOWN, GREY SUN, DARK MOON, and KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON. Trevor is also the author of several plays. Further information at http://www.trevormaynard.com
4. Willowdown Books is also the published of The Poetic Bond series, now in its tenth year, and calling for submission for The Poetic Bond X www.thepoeticbond.com
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