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Bonnie G Roberts's Books

Jan.12.2011
The "Greatest Hits Series" is part of a national archiving of American poets, a project by Pudding House, its editor, Jennifer Bosveld and staff.  One must be nominated by another American poet in order to send in 12 of one's own favorite poems.  Pudding House is not obligated to publish the twelve poems at that time, however, unless they meet the press's standards for...
Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami
Sep.01.2005
Only the Sea Keeps is a collection of poems about the tsunami in Indonesia.  Sankar Roy and Judith Robinson put this book together in order to honor the survivors of the tsunami and also to raise money to help the survivors rebuild their lives.  The sales of Only the Sea Keeps, as of several years ago, had raised $6,000.  I'm sure it's much more by now. 
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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...
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From the back cover: Farming and gardening in the rich southern soil is the thematic inspiration for this volume of verse featuring close to 100 poets--Wendell Berry, Henry Taylor, Andrew Glaze, Robert Morgan, Nikki Giovanni, John Crowe Robinson, James Applewhite, C.D. Wright, Rodney Jones, Robert Penn Warren, Naomi Shihab Nye, and many more (like Bonnie Roberts :) Every take...
Ordinary and Sacred as Blood: Alabama Women Speak
From back cover:  "Writers from Gulf Shores to New Market, from high schoolers to great-grandmothers, from housewives and doctors to professors and retired accountants, have generously contributed to this volume.  Their words are funny, outrageous, poignant, and pointed, but always genuine.  Featured writers:  Then Poet Laureate of Alabama, Helen Blackshear; Natasha Trethewey...
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The Valley Planet is a community-minded publication that was created  to meet the cultural needs of Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley.  The Valley Planet is dedicated to promoting the ideas, arts and events that make the Tennessee Valley unique. The Valley Planet is a locally-owned magazine/journal that is published every three weeks.  It is distributed to over 450 newstands in...
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On the back of the book, the following is written:  "A compendium of superb erotic literature and artwork for men and women, Yellow Silk is an unabashedly joyful celebration of human sexuality in all its delightful diversity."  Ms. Magazine says, "Eros with some brains, romance with some guts, sex without the s&m stereotypes."  Also, Yellow Silk is guided by...