Poets in the Pond is a supreme collection of poetry by Mary E. Weems, Prerna Bakshi, Tom Kryss, John Swain, Bree, Tiffany Tavella, Katie Curtz, Paul Corman-Roberts, Joseph M. Farley, Rob Dakin & William Taylor Jr.
These poets voices are what set the bar for poetry being submitted to Least Bit.
A collage portrait of each poet emerging from a pond precedes their work in the book.
It is a 6×9 100-page trade paperback, and will be available on Kindle as well (for 2$).
Prerna Bakshi portrait by Bree
Tom Kryss portrait by Bree
This is the first Least Bit anthology. Poets who are turned on by the work they find inside are encouraged to send their own best work anytime to firstname.lastname@example.org
order at link above, or send $14 cash/check to Bree 147 Marcus St. #4 Pleasureville, KY 40057
I will be honest now
There were three shoes on the corner of ice and wry.
One had hammered copper heels the shape of summer.
One had such big hips I nearly bumped off the mailman.
Really what I wanted to say darling was nothing at all
Happened today. I thought of when you were young and
Frightening, with blue eyes I had no reason to look much
Into. Your hand never sweats, I should know, you have
Held mine in it while you licked ice shavings from
The shelf of innocence or sniffed the wood siding. Your
Hand is closed in a fist on the placemat. You have not
Picked up your fork yet. If you looked in my
Eyes right now they would cash a cheque.
I will lie if I must
A scape of sand and cake full of lizards
And dying stuff had cacti the size of camels
And camels the size of factories and I still
Smelled your neck. Are you at the filling station?
With a look on your face like doing crossword
puzzles? Are you at the hotel leant back?
Into the greased headboard like it was
Baby’s breath? Let me breathe once
More. I don’t care if we both get arrested.
Your arms, my nose–nobody will be able
To tell which! Those hares had been
Shadows in a rough sketch. Why then
Katy Curtz is a Mass author with essays published in small mags like Brick Wall, Gorget, Dress Shirt and others like them. She began writing poetry in 2013.