Winner or finalist in the Best Books National Book Award Poetry Anthology of the Year; Benjamin Franklin Audio Book of the Year; Foreword Magazine Audio Book of the Year; and the Bill Fisher Award for Best New Fiction. Over 750 pages of poetry spanning from 4,000 BC up to the present day and including a broad cross-section of global poetry. Foottes for each poem specify each poem's form, define unusual or archaic words, and include tes about interpretation. Multiple indexes, including an index by subject, simplify finding exactly the right poem for any situation. The poems were specifically selected to appeal to readers new to poetry, but even experienced poetry readers will find new and enjoyable poems. The poems from the book are also available on audio CD.
William Roetzheim is best known as the author of ten technical books on management, technology, and software along with over 150 technical articles. He founded two successful software companies (Marotz, Inc. and Cost Xpert Group, Inc.), winning numerous awards (Inc. 500, Deloitte and Touch Fast 50, Total Excellence in Management Award, Best Place to Work in San Diego, Borland Application of the Year, and many others). He sold both companies and retired from the world of technology to focus on his primary love, poetry. His poems have won numerous awards and recognition, including the Milford Fine Arts Council National Poetry Contest, Writers Challenge, Faulkner Society Poetry Award, Oberon Prize, Pagan Poetry Contest, Saturday Writers One Page Poetry Contest, and the Baltimore Science Fiction Convention Poetry Prize.