Fifty poems representing the best poetry from the first five years of Feathertale.com and The Feathertale Review. Edited by Corina Milic with a special introduction by Pamela August Russell (author of B Is for Bad Poetry), Feathertale’s first full-length poetry collection features thirty-five poets and includes classics like “Insults to Be Hurled When Your Star Is in the Ascendant” by Michael Spring, and “Sentences I Said to a Stray Dog in Downtown Gary, Indiana” by Greg Boose.
What the world has to say about poetry and versification and so forth and such:
“Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.” — Marianne Moore
“If poets when they get discouraged would blow their brains out, they could write very much better when they got well.” — Mark Twain
“There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.” — John Ashbery
“I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens on a hostile world.” — Russell Baker