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This Wretched Vessel

Selections from Lexington Poetry Month 2014

Edited by Christopher McCurry, Hap Houlihan and Robin LaMer Rahija

Click for larger image This Wretched Vessel is a 162-page collection of poems written and submitted by a diverse group of poets during the 2014 Lexington Poetry Month, in which participants were challenged to write at least one poem a day. Our favorite poems were selected from those submitted, and the result is an emotional, courageous, and sometimes funny poetry collection featuring the work of 114 authors.
What Others Say About This Wretched Vessel
As I write this, it is April, National Poetry Month, and I am thinking about Lexington's place in National Poetry Month, and its choice to have its poetry month in June, a move that goes against the grain. Accents Publishing, the marvelous publisher of this collection, once again goes against the grain with This Wretched Vessel. Selected by three of Lexington's fine poets, Hap Houlihan, Robin LaMer Rahija, and Christopher McCurry, this anthology is an exciting and varied gathering of poems written during Lexington Poetry Month by an exciting and varied gathering of poets—a showcase of the diverse, vibrant, new and established voices coming out of (and to) Lexington—reading This Wretched Vessel is a lot like taking a drive on a Kentucky road in the month of June—"night air sticky at our backs, we roam" (Erin Mathew's "Calluses"); "haunches quivers" (tina andry); "The color of dry earth before a summer rain" (Jen Parks); "Ideal isolation" (Chuck Clenney).

– Julia Johnson

What a tender, bursting book! Just one more, I kept telling myself, and then I'll put it down. I never put it down.

– Neil Chethik

Details and Ordering
Publication Date: May 15, 2015
Format: Softcover, 6" x 9"
Pages: 162
ISBN: 978-1-936628-35-3
Price: $15.00
Ships on or before May 15, 2015

yahieisha adams, Mary Allen, tina andry, Bobby Steve Baker, Jenni B. Baker, Eduardo Ballestero, Jennifer Barricklow, Leslie Bartley, Allie Marini Batts, Elizabeth Beck, Gaby Bedetti, Sayid Bnefsi, Maggie Brewer, Mattie Bruton, Jennifer Burchett, Joan Burke, Elizabeth Burton, Nora Burton, Linda Caldwell, Amy Camuglia, Erin Chandler, Sherry Chandler, David Cole, Deborah Adams Cooper, Sean L Corbin, Chuck Clenney, Naomi Clewett, Roger Conner, Taylor Emily Copeland, bront davis, Andrew Depew, Serena Devi, Bernie Deville, Julian DeVille, Laurel Dixon, Marta Dorton, M J Eaton, hb elam, Kate Fadick, Nettie Farris, Matt Finley, Chloe Forsting, Morghan Fuller, Duke Gatsos, Barry George, Karen George, S.R. Gollihue, Jaria Gordon, Pauletta Hansel, Marvis Lisso Hartman, Matthew Haughton, Pamela Gibbs Hirschler, Kristy Horine, Leigh Anne Hornfeldt, Sue Neufarth Howard, carole johnston, Elizabeth Kilcoyne, Robert S. King, corey kirby, Michelle Knickerbocker, Zlatna Kostova, Jim Lally, Jude Lally, Ann Neuser Lederer, George Ella Lyon, Patrick Maloney, Erin Mathews, Jay McCoy, Christopher McCurry, Chaiya Miller, Samantha Jean Moore, Ryan D. Mosley, J W Mullins, Cheyenne Neckmonster, Joseph Allen Nichols, Carmen Norris, Kristine Nowak, Bronson O'Quinn, Andres Ortiz, Pat Owen, jeremy dae paden, Rayny Palmer, Jen Parks, Catherine Perkins, Melva Sue Priddy, Robin LaMer Rahija, Katie Riley, Jonel Sallee, Douglas Self, Vijay Singh, Savannah Sipple, meadow dawn smith, MC Spam Bot, Matt Spencer, Bianca Spriggs, Jay St. Orts, Tina Parker, Liz Prather, Dennis Preston, Keith Stewart, Travis Stidham, Karah Stokes, Victoria Sullivan, Eric Scott Sutherland, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, Rudy Thomas, Alexis Tipton, Beatrice Underwood-Sweet, Milena Valkanova, Maggie Wells, Shuntella Whitfield, K. Nicole Wilson, J. Wise, Tyler Worthington
From the Introduction
If Her Limestone Bones can be read as a celebration of our first year writing as a community about the city and state that we love, then This Wretched Vessel shifts the lens to the people, past and present, here and gone, that have made Lexington and Kentucky the rich and vibrant place we know.

—Christopher McCurry

The Lexington Poetry Month 2014 blog can be found at: accents-publishing.com/blog/lpm-2014-registrants/
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