Here are some of the best Midwest poets from the 25 years of publication by Bottom Dog Press. 65 poets from 91 books. 156 pages...$16.00...Out in March. Edited by Laura Smith, Allen Frost, with senior editor Larry Smith. *From the Introduction by Laura Smith: "Reading through this collection of poems one senses the evolution of the essence of this prolific, independent press. There is its unique focus on the Midwestern experience as told from the inside. And within this there is the truth-telling of the ache and the joy of hard work in a distinct landscape. These revelations of personal dreams and histories simmer together to become a larger story, the collective voice that echoes through the 25 years of this press's existence. One begins to taste, to smell, to touch this specific region and its soul is evoked into recognition. Our own experience of our world deepens, carried by the current of words and rhythms each poet contributes to this chorus of life fully lived." Includes Larry Smith's "Brief History of Bottom Dog Press."