Decade: Ten Years of Poetry and Barbeque is a celebratory publication of the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation. For ten years under the guidance of Sean Sexton, Indian River County Poet Laureate, the Foundation has hosted an annual poetry event inviting nationally recognized poets from around the country to read their work and offer workshops, including, Naomi Shihab Nye, Tony Hoagland, Brian Turner, and Sidney Wade, to name a few. Every poet in the last decade to participate in our events and programs has generously contributed to this anthology. Our Foundation, board, volunteers, and supporters are proud to showcase our hard work and commitment to poetry in this beautiful volume.
Included in this anthology are Laurel Blossom, Cathy Smith Bowers, Steve Bradbury, Rick Campbell, Alfred Corn, Silvia Curbelo, Beth Ann Fennelly, Alice Friman, Carol Frost, Ken Hart, Andy Hedges, Lawrence Hetrick, Michael Hettich, Tony Hoagland, Jennifer Horne, Carol Lynne Knight, Susan Lilley, Campbell McGrath, Peter Meinke, Judson Mitcham, Donald Morrill, Joel Nelson, Naomi Shihab Nye, Randall J. Reiman, Shane Seely, Sean Sexton, R. Allen Shoaf, Enid Shomer, Analicia Sotelo, Peggy Ann Tartt, Brian Turner, Sidney Wade, Patricia Waters, Patti White, and Claude Wilkinson.
This anthology has been released in April in honor of National Poetry Month.