Pandemic Puzzle Poems

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An announcement from Prartho about a new poetry book, launched October 19, 2021.

Pandemic Puzzle PoemsI am thrilled to announce the highly anticipated release of an amazing book, Pandemic Puzzle Poems, which I co-edited with Diane Frank. I also painted the cover, inspired by the Windows that became an important part of everyone’s life during these long months… and birds who brought their songs & poems to us.

Travel with 92 contemporary poets (312 pages), including many luminaries, into your own interiority… Each poem is a unique piece of the puzzle that helps us make sense and discover the wonder of our shared Pandemic Days.

Featuring poems by such luminaries as Jane Hirshfield, Ted Kooser, Dorianne Laux, Stephen Dunn, Naomi Shihab Nye, Thomas Centolella, Marsha de la O, Terry Lucas, Barbara Quick, Melissa Studdard, Loretta Diane Walker, Marge Piercy, and many more poets who will delight and amaze you – some well known and others who also deserve to be read. Every poem in this book has a gift for you.

The official launch is on Tuesday, October 19. Here’s the Amazon link:
An avalanche of book sales on that day will get us on the bestseller list.

You can also order from your favorite bookseller:
ISBN: 978-1-4218-3708-6
Distributor: Ingram (standard bookstore discount)

Please share this with your friends who love poetry!

To write a single poem is a selfless act and a minor miracle. In times of trouble people often turn to poems, and poems often turn into prayers.”
– Joseph Zaccardi

Related poem – included in the book

Prartho is a poet, artist and designer. She is Marin County’s fourth Poet Laureate (California) –

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