Poetry. In this anthology, editors Deborah Ager, Bill Beverly and John Poch showcase 64 of the best poems to appear in 32 Poems Magazine during its first 10 years of publication. Each poet also offers brief commentary on his or her selected poem. Featuring a wide variety of forms, topics and styles from 64 contemporary poets, OLD FLAME will be a welcome companion in your classroom or on the bookshelves near your favorite reading spot. "What an astounding delight: the best work from one of our best journals... Come, reader, come warm your hands, come be licked by these flames," says Beth Ann Fennelly. "Fulfilling Yeats's admonition that 'our fire must burn slowly,' this OLD FLAME burns slowly, indeed: its light and heat last," says H. L. Hix.
Contributors are Kelli Russell Agodon, Melanie Almeder, Amanda Auchter, Curtis Bauer, Evan Beaty, Erin Belieu, Paula Bohince, Bruce Bond, Kim Bridgford, Geoffrey Brock, Stephen Burt, Amy M. Clark, Esvie Coemish, Billy Collins, Ken Cormier, Chad Davidson, Lydia Davis, Carolina Edeid, Gregory Fraser, Bernadette Geyer, Lohren Green, Austin Hummell, John Jenkinson, Carrie Jerrell, Marci Rae Johnson, Holly Karapetkova, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, David Kirby, Jacqueline Kolosov, William Logan, Amit Majmudar, Randall Mann, Kevin McFadden, Erika Meitner, Jennifer Militello, Daniel Nester, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Kate Northrop, Dan O'Brien, Eric Pankey, Anne Panning, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Dan Pinkerton, Kevin Prufer, Matthew Roth, Natalie Shapero, Eric Smith, Hope Maxwell Snyder, Lisa Russ Spaar, A. E. Stallings, Maura Stanton, Melissa Stein, Alexandra Teague, Jeffrey Thomson, Eric Torgersen, D. H. Tracy, Laura van Prooyen, Adam Vines, William Wenthe, Greg Williamson, Catherine Wing, Terri Witek, George Witte and Josephine Yu.