An Anthology of Southern Maryland Poetry
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"PAX - An Anthology of Southern Maryland Poetry" presents the work of thirteen poets who live along the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay. Individual poems capture the spirit of the region from Point Lookout and Solomons Island in the south and Annapolis in the north. Many poems have been published in other magazines and journals. Several have won awards.
Special thanks to the facilitators who foster poets and poetry in Southern Maryland: Laura Webb who leads the Poets Circle of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick, Elisavietta Ritchie who mentors poets and writers in her workshops at the Calvert County Library and her cottage at Jack Bay, Rocky Jones and Cliff Lynn who host the Evil Grin poetry series in Annapolis.
Most poems are illustrated with photographs and art provided by the contributors. The book design by Donald Grady Shomette includes his own photos and art as well as the photos and art of Anita Ewing, Jeff Smallwood, Lester Jay Stone, and Amy Fusco.
Contributing poets include Doug Hile, Rocky Jones, Kate Lassman, Cliff Lynn, George Miller, Elisavietta Ritchie, Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Suzanne Shelden, Carol Shomette, Donald Grady Shomette, Jeff Smallwood, Laura Stewart Webb, and Joanne Van Wie.