Thursday, December 29, 2011

Prompted - An International Collection of Poems

Prompted - An International Collection of Poems is a poetic charity project: all profits benefit LitWorld, a non-profit organization working towards global literacy.

The idea was conceived by an international group of poets that met at Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides, and with the permission granted from Writer's Digest, were able to choose previous prompts from the site to use in the book. Edited by Pearl Ketover Prilik and published by Really Love Your Book , the project was completed in six months. The anthology includes a forward by Robert Lee Brewer.

Among the "prompts" included: type of person, inverted pyramid, prayer, location, love/anti-love poem, all I want, message in a bottle, water, time of day, and after leaving here.

The poets: Daniel Ari, Michele Brenton, Salvatore Buttaci, Anders Bylund, Janet Rice Carnahan, Diana Terrill Clark, RJ Clarken, Barbara Ehrentreu, Hannah Gosselin, Michael Grove, Jacqueline Hallenbeck, Patricia A. Hawkenson, Michelle Hed, Linda Hofke, Cara Holman, Jane Penland Hoover,  Khara House, S.E. Ingraham, De Jackson, Elizabeth Johnson, Iain Douglas kemp, Pearl Ketover Prilik, Kim King, Laurie Kolp, Andrew Kreider,  Catherine Lee, Amy Barlow Liberatore, Shannon Bo Lockard,  mike Maher., Nikki Markle,  Buddah Moskowitz, Bruce Niedt, Connie L. Peters, Nancy Posey,  Jane Shlensky,  Jay Sizemore, a.m. Trumble, Sara Vinas, Paula Wanken, and Claudette J. Young

Links and charity info
Prompted: An International Collection of Poems is now available through Amazon and Barnes&Noble. There also is a Kindle edition. For more details about the collection, visit Laurie Kolp's blog, and for more about the charity, visit A synopsis and biographies of the collection are online in the blog of the editor Pearl Ketover Prilik: Prompted (keep scrolling).

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  1. Thank you for featuring Prompted here. I am grateful to be part of such a worthwhile project.

  2. Thank you, as well, for featuring our anthology Prompted, here. The collection was as one poet quipped early on ... a collective, collaborative project. From selection of particular prompts, to cover photography and design, a collective "Strand" poem, deciding to contribute commercial profits and to whom and how to do so, to editing, and publishing, .... whew..... all aspects of the collection were "in house" and agreed upon by consensus.
    Thank you again - I continue to believe that if 40 internationally situated poets can come together with like-minded purposefulness there is great hope for this spinning blue marble we all inhabit !

  3. Well said, Laurie and Pearl. Thank you, BPR!

  4. Adding my thanks as one of the poets - truly lovely to see this book getting some publicity and this is a great site!

  5. There is little I can add to the eloquent words of my fellow poets except to say how delightful this process has been. I am honored to be part of this group and to have my poems side by side with each of these very talented poets.Thank you for featuring our book!

  6. Including my personal many thanks among the poets -- genuinely beautiful to determine this particular guide benefiting from promotion as well as this can be a excellent website!

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