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WILLOWDOWN BOOKS present

concataverse

poetic form does not stand still

 

ISBN 9798429700410 – available on Amazon from 24 March 2022

 

a new poetry anthology, 66 poems from 24 poets

(Edited by Trevor Maynard)

 

concataverse™ is a poetry anthology like no other – it is a contract between writer and reader in which the very identity of the words must be mined, defined, and discovered.

 

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The concatenation of each line encourages the reader to deconstruct and reconstruct, thereby creating fresh neural pathways in the brain – making the poetic experience, shared with the reader, one that is physically interactive.

 

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The poet’s part in the process is to create the puzzles to unravel, but there is a responsibility too, if the poet is making the reader do the work (as it were), the unravelled poem must have meaning, intention, it has to capture thought, life, and ideas; to entertain, educate, and enhance life.

   

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The poets of the concataverse™ are:   Mariangela Canzi, TP Cooper, Thomas Crofts, Gerald Dampier, Arnold Farr, Virginia Bach Folger, Frederick Garraty, Gabby Gilliam, Kiel M Gregory, GK Grieve, Rose Menyon Heflin, Scott Jessup, Noami Jones, James Ph. Kotsybar, Browning Mank, B McVie, Martha Nance, Gale Naylor, KP Perry, CC Pulliam, Vaughn V Smith , Olivia Stogner, and Laura Turnbull

 

The winning poem was “stuck” by Browning Mank.

 

Five poems are commended: “aplaceofpriviledge” by Gabby Gilliam, “surviving” by Arnold Farr, “both” by Virginia Bach Folger,

“escape” by Martha Nance, and “inscribed” by Rose Menyon Heflin.

 

Further details contact Trevor Maynard at admin@willowdownbooks,com

 

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