About two years ago, I went out to breakfast with Mindy Nettifee, author of Rise of the Trust Fall, Glitter in the Blood, force behind the Write Now Poetry Society, etc, more awesome stuff, etc.
During brunch Mindy said, “What are you up to poetry-wise these days?” And I said, “I have this wacky idea that I’d like to create an anthology of poems for young girls.” And Mindy said, “So, let’s do that.”
We enlisted our #1 ideal possible choice of third editorial staff, Rachel McKibbbens, author of Pink Elephant, founder of the Pink Door Poetry Retreat, spectacular human, etc.
I am so proud of this thing. The list of poets included is a knock-out, the list of poems included is stellar. Beware, it isn’t all classroom friendly, but it is all necessary. Here are just some of the poets included: Patricia Smith, Fatimah Ashgar, Sonya Renee, Gypsy Yo, Dorianne Laux, Sarah Kay, Andrea Gibson, Traci Brimhall, Hollis Wong-Wear, Shira Erlichman, Franny Choi and Aimee Nezhukumatathil.
Go to our website for sample poems, letter from the editors, interviews with our poets and more. www.courageanthology.com Enjoy!