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RED THREAD, GOLD THREAD: The Poet's Voice
Alan Cohen has put this unique anthology together. Fifty-four poets, each with two pages to say what drew them to poetry in the first place, and to offer one poem. Everybody wrote fresh statements. Among the poets are Ted Kooser, Maxine Kumin, Naomi Nye, Dorianne Laux, David Lee, David Whyte, Kim Stafford, Jane Hirshfield, Jack Kornfield, Michael Meade, Primus St. John, Ellen Bass, Gregory Orr, Kim Addonizio, Jay Leeming, Lisa Starr, Greg Kimura, Thomas Smith, Luis Rodriguez, and myself.