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Poetry Anthology

 

Sixty-two poets and over a hundred new poems

offer a lyrical map of our Valley.

 

 

 

 

From the Introduction by Editor Jane Yolen

"So many places in the Valley are poems to me. I have lived in Northampton, Conway, and Hatfield, but poetry doesn’t just reside there. Poems seem to drop from the apple orchards, rise up in the cornfields. They lie beneath the snow emerging first as blue-flowered snowdrops. They grow under the white nettings over tobacco crops. They sail on the rivers, and tumble over the gorges, make the rounds of the Oxbow. They clack behind the wheels of the Vermonter as it stops twice a day in Northampton. They shudder each time a too-large truck goes under Northampton’s truck-eating bridge. They pause by Sojourner Truth’s statue, enjoy the Smith College greenhouse in February, nod at the mastodon in the Amherst College Museum, follow the dinosaur tracks in the shale along the Connecticut. I hear more than just Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost in all the passing winds."

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POETS

Janet E. Aalfs


Karen Amerman


Doug Anderson


Alice Barrett


Jean Blakeman


Anna Bozena Bowen


Floyd Cheung


Gail Cleare


Candace R. Curran


Corinne Demas


Deborah Dill


Sarah Doyle


Crescent Dragonwagon


Beth Filson


Anita Gallers


Michael Goldman


Tzivia Gover


D. M. Gordon


Nina Gross


Donna Hébert


Sharon A. Harmon


Ray Homstead


Jane McPhetres Johnson


Phyllis Katz


Mary Ellen Kelly


Kathleen M. Kelley


Eileen P. Kennedy


Marian Kent


F. D. Kindness


Melanie S. Lewis


Patricia Lee Lewis


Patricia MacLachlan


Jan Maher


Paul Mariani


Nathalie McCormick


Ellen Meeropol


Marcia Merithew


Richard Michelson


Susan T. Middleton


Burleigh Mutén


Linda Neas


Lesléa Newman


Rebecca Hart Olander


Christine Anne Pratt


Mary Clare Powell


Forrest Proper


Diane Rachele


Mary Robertson


Laura Rodley


Paula Sayword


V. Jane Schneeloch


Pat Schneider


Molly Scott


Stephanie Shafran


Heidi E.Y. Stemple


Joshua Michael Stewart


Cynthia Suopis


Gail Thomas


Ann Warren Turner


Jovonna Van Pelt


Theresa A. Vincent


Hilde Weisert


Jane Yolen

READINGS

 
Compass Roads Book Launch
April 10, at 7 pm at the Florence Civic Center
 
Compass Roads Reading 
Easthampton Bookfest
April 14, at 4 pm at White Square Books
 
 
 
Compass Roads Reading 
MAY 10, at 7 pm at Montague Bookmill
 
 
 
Compass Roads Reading 
MAY 16, at 7 pm at Odyssey Bookstore
 
 
 
Compass Roads Reading 
MAY 24, at 7 pm at Jones Library