Poetry has the ability both to heal and to help us begin to understand. It is through this understanding and these voices that we hope to affect change. Proceeds for Red Sky will be directed to the Global Fund for Women.
Every shattered home, every story worth telling.
—Naomi Shihab Nye
Like the sea-run Steelhead salmon that thrashes upstream to its spawning ground, then instead of dying, returns to the sea — Salmon Poetry brings precious cargo to both Ireland and America in the poetry it publishes, then carries that select work to its readership against incalculable odds.
A remarkably and deliciously eclectic collection, Plume 4 gives a wonderful sense of just how far the definition of poetry can stretch, and how much territory it can cover—and uncover. The editor has a keen sense for living language and, through all this diversity, there runs a vibrant thread, a vivid pulse, a raw edge that is life itself.
Plume is one of the most exciting, eclectic gatherings of writers on the web. Editor Daniel Lawless has a knack for putting together voices that create surprising neighborhoods of words, related in complex ways that only gradually reveal themselves. It’s one of very few webzines that I always read.
What a wonderful diversity of voices, songs, laments, lyric utterances. I really admire the variety of new, emerging poets within this collection as well as new presentation of already familiar voices. I love how this book draws on the tradition—and expands it—with energy, with gusto, with passion. A marvelous anthology.
First love, enduring love; the witness, the stoic, the companion, the protector, the better part of us, the abiding presence, the warrior, the survivor, the guardian angel. Here is a big book of many poems, all inspired, devoted, motivated by a sacred bond that happens, the supreme privilege, that something far bigger than romance – a relationship with a dog…
—Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times
Illuminations helps the reader move past understanding to empathy, which is the way to peace.
—Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate