This anthology contains poems, essays, and visual works from writers and poets who have been published by Didi Menendez in MiPOesias magazine, OCHO, Poets and Artists (O&S), or books. Each piece is about or dedicated to Didi in celebration of her long-standing commitment to advancing print and web standards for independent publishing of poetry and art. Full-color interior. Contributors: Barbra Nightingale, Diego Quiros, Suzanne Frischkorn, Ivy Alvarez, Ron Androla, Nick Piombi, Holly Pica, Michael Parker, Meghan Punschke, Amy King, John Korn, Grady Harp, Jose Parra, David Lehman, Matthew Hittinger, Cheryl Townsend, Andrew Demcak, Bruce Covey, Luc Simonic, Diana Adams, Charles Jensen, Reb Livingston, Karen Hollingsworth, Melissa McEwen, Wiliam Stobb, Nick Carbo, Pris Campbell, Denise Duhamel, Edward Nudelman, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Geoffrey Gatza, Emma Trelles, Miguel Murphy, Jeremy Baum, Kirk Curnutt, Michelle M. Buchanan, Evie Shockley, Dan Mura, LD Grant, April Carter Grant, Tony Trigilio
Grace Cavalieri is the author of 15 books and chapbooks of poetry. The most recent are The Poet's Cookbook (Bordighera Press, 2009), Anna Nicole: Poems (Goss:183 Casa Menendez, 2008), Water on the Sun (Bordighera Press, 2006), What I Would Do For Love (Jacaranda Press, 2003), Cuffed Frays (Argonne House Press, 2001), Sit Down Says Love (Argonne House Press, 1999), and Pinecrest Rest Haven (The Word Works, 1998). She's also written texts and lyrics performed for opera, television and film. Her 21st play, Quilting the Sun, was presented at the Smithsonian Institution and received its world premiere at Centre Stage, S.C. Grace teaches poetry workshops throughout the country at numerous colleges. She produced and hosted The Poet and the Poem weekly on WPFW-FM (1977-1997), presenting 2,000 poets to the nation. She now presents this series to public radio from the Library of Congress via NPR satellite. Grace has received the Pen-Fiction Award, the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Silver Medal, and awards from the National Commission on Working Women, the WV Commission on Women, and the American Association of University Women. She won a Paterson Prize for What I Would do for Love and The Bordighera Poetry Prize for Water on the Sun. She also received the inaugural Columbia Merit Award for significant contributions to poetry. Grace writes full-time in Annapolis, Maryland where she lives with her husband, sculptor Kenneth Flynn. They have four grown daughters.