As described by the editor, Ralph Hammond, Al poet, now deceased:
"The Greeks tell us that an anthology is a 'gathering of flowers'
This collection, then, is a gathering of poetical flowers from the Alabama scene.
Its ultimate purpose is to celebrate the State's contemporary poets and to link them with a reading audience.
These criteria were used to determine the selection of poets for this anthology. They must be native Alabamians, or they must have lived at least a decade in Alabama and developed a major body of creative work while domiciled here. And, of course, their poetry must have attained a single dimension of quality."
This anthology was published in conjunction with The Alabama Reunion.