As the book of poetry I am editing for Straw Dogs is about western MA, any poems you send need to be specifically about a place, event or person of interest here (Or if more general, at least mention the place etc. in the title of the poem: Old Williamsburg Orchard, Homeless Man on a Greenfield Street, A Poet Reads at Mocha, Martha Walks at Northampton Gay Pride 2017, Accident on Route 91, Exit 21 etc. (None of these are actual poems.)
If we can, we'd like to include a map in which the poems are sited, so someone could actually go, book in hand, and read your poem in or by or under the place you wrote about.
There will also be an intro where I will explain this concept.
Sorry, it wasn't clearer before, we are learning through this process, in doing our first Straw Dog Poetry Anthology.
Yours in poetry,
Jane Yolen & The Straw Dog Steering Committee
We need poems from the odd places: Paradise Pond, Puffers Pond, DAR State Forest, Chesterfield Gorge, Connecticut River, Old Deerfield Cemetery, Ashfield Center, Conway Library -- We would like to represent each of the five colleges somehow, Lake Wyola, Montague Book Mill, Quabbin, Sophie Smith;s House in Hatfield, Shea Theater, the Vermonter coming through to stop in Northampton, Carle Museum, Yiddish Book Center, Dr. Suess Museum or Dr. Suess and Mulberry Street, Northampton Pride parade, etc.