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In the Arms of Words
Poems for Disaster Relief
Edited by Amy Ouzoonian
Preface by Robert D.Wilson
Foreword by Fatima Shahnaz, Ph.D.
 Poetry / Current Events
28 Pages   6
x 9




"The poems demonstrate how a magnitude of loss can release great sensitivity and awareness, an opportunity for examinations, interpretations and transformations in startlingly effective ways."

 -- Michael Hartnett, Poetry Editor, Confrontation




Originally inspired by the Asian tsunami, this project now encompasses Katrina as well. This timely, sensitive collection of poetry sends a message to survivors that help is on the way and compels readers, who aren't experiencing such disasters, to contribute to those who are in need.

In the Arms of Words: Poems for Disaster Relief features 93 poems written by 94 poets of all ages, religions, ancestry, education, who hail from Italy, France, Norway, Spain, Canada, India, Africa, Serbia, and the US. Poets include Diane di Prima, Bob Holman, Ellen Bass, Nick Carbo, Marilyn Chin, Brett Axel and Lyn Lifshin. The proceeds will benefit charitable organizations for both disasters.

Amy Ouzoonian received her BA in Journalism and Creative Writing for the Theater from SUNY New Paltz in 2004. She is the editor of the anthology Skyscrapers, Taxis and Tampons (Fly By Night Press, 1999) and author of Your Pill (Foothills Publishing, 2004). She has edited four issues of A Gathering of the Tribes magazine.

Fatima Shahnaz, Ph.D.

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