Poets in the Pond: Least Bittern Books Anthology

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$).


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 leastbitternbooks@gmail.com

order at link above, or send $14 cash/check to Bree 147 Marcus St. #4 Pleasureville, KY 40057

Rob Dakin Athens, OH poet


In the hot July of 1897, a farmer in the fields

saw his young wife rise from the squat

where she had watered the plowed earth

of the prairie with her urgent urine.


He came to her then and shedding his denim

took her hard and fast as she laughed at the clouds.


After, she rose and with her bare hand wiped his seep

on the front of her skirt, as she thought of washtubs

and the hundred chores to be done, day-after-day.

She smiled then, for this was knowledge, and it was hers.


On that day a son was conceived. He would thrive and grow

and live to fly above the clouds, to Paris, in the belly of a jet.

Rob Dakin is a poet in Athens, OH. He has poems forthcoming in a Least Bittern Books anthology, and a manuscript in the fridge.