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Jim Izzo
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THE NEAREST POEM ANTHOLOGY - CONTRIBUTORS

Sara M. Robinson
Naomi Rodman
Tristan Rose
Mary-Grace Rusnak
Evie Safran
Nathan Salle
Christopher Scalia
Sharron Singleton
Barbara Drucker Smith
Deborah Mallett Spanich
Christine Sparks
Martha W. Steger
Judith Stevens
Sydney Sylvester
Andrea T.
Guy Terrell
Vivian Teter
Graham West Thomas
---with “Grandma” Mary Jean Kledzik
Elizabeth Urquhart
Dr. John Urquhart
John Graves Warner
Marguerite Thoburn Watkins
Jill M. Winkowski
Tucker Withers
Bob Young
Lauvonda Lynn M. Young
Alexander (Alexandros) G. Zestos

The Nearest Poem Anthology

edited by Sofia M. Starnes, Poet Laureate of Virginia 2012-2014


ISBN  9780989146500  |  Paperback  |  250 pages  |  7-1/2 x 9-1/4  |  $16.00

Published in  2014

             Featuring 112 poems, each one selected and submitted by a citizen of Virginia, alongside a brief but persuasive essay, by that reader, on why the poem holds a special meaning for him or her. 

Angela Anselmo
Arooba Ayaz
Bill Ayres
Carey K. Bagdassarian
Doris Baker
Marie A. Barthelemy
Daryl Ann Beeghley
Tom Berkey
Wendy R. Blair
Jessica Malicki Blaisus
Laura J. Bobrow
William T. “Bill” Bolling
Al C. Bradley
Rachel Brandon
John A. Bray 
Ronnie Brown
Mary E. Burns
Andrew Cain
Jerry Caldwell
Jack Callan
Monsignor William H. Carr
Chad Carter
Laura L. Close
Cameron Conaway
Thayer Cory
Carroll W. Dale
Rev. Elinor Ritchie Dalton
Gillian Dawson
Martha Dillard

John M. Koelsch
Dr. Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda
May-Lily Lee
Edward W. Lull
Christy Lumm
Michal Mahgerefteh
Patricia Policarpio Martin
Solomon McCray, III
Ann McDowell
Dr. James McNally
Kathi Mestayer
Joan C. Meyer
Felicia Mitchell
Jehan Rahim Mondal
Susan Carter Morgan
Shirley Walker Moseley
Linda Nash
Cynthia Johnson Newlon
Richard C. Nottingham
Stuart C. Nottingham
Maureen Theresa O’Dea
Adele Richards Oberhelman
David J. Partie
Maggie Pecsok
Maria Perez-Barton
Nancy Powell
Rita Sims Quillen
Suzanne Underwood Rhodes
Keyada M. Richardson