Seventy brave poets speak out, directly addressing the 45th President of the United States, come hell or high water, in a much needed attempt to put an end to the normalization of his childish behavior. This uncensored collection that will forever stand as an archive of these silly yet dangerous times covers a wide spectrum of themes and issues. From Sheila A. Donovan’s blistering critique of the current administration called “Crazier Day by Day” to Lori Levy’s earnest appeal for bipartisan cooperation entitled “Where Are The Purples?”–this anthology, appropriately called DEAR MR. PRESIDENT, proudly stands as an unrelenting documentation of these singular times, lest in the future we forget. These courageous poets speak directly to the President about gun violence, immigration, sexual harassment, racism, global warming, and, of course, his constant immature Tweeting, as well as the meaning of being “presidential”. Never before in the history of America has an anthology of poetry been published that is so unabashedly critical of a sitting Commander in Chief.
Dear Mr. President features some of the most talented, prolifically published and award winning poets living today, as well as several talented new voices coming onto the scene, including: Allen Smuckler, Amanda Layman, Beverly M. Collins, Bonnie J. Manion, Candace Armstrong, Caroline Johnson, Casey Derengowski, Charles Halsted, Curt Vevang, David Nekimken, Deborah Rosen, Dianalee Velie, Diane Kerr, Diane O’Neill, DJ Hill, Ed Werstein, Emma Alexandra, Gayle O’Key, Greg Harrell, Hazel Clayton Harrison, Jackie Chou, jacob erin-cilberto, James Merriner, Jennifer Dotson, JoAnne Blackwelder, Jocelyn Ajami, Joe Glaser, John J. Gordon, John Laue, Joseph Schlesinger, Judith MK Kaufman, Judy Swann, Karla Linn Merrifield, Kathy Lohrum Cotton, Kathy Lundy Derengowski, Laura Lee, Linda Kraus, Linda Leedy Schneider, Linda Wallin, Lori Levy, Lorraine Harrell, Lynn Veach Sadler, Margaret Dubay Mikus, Marjorie Rissman, Marjorie Skelly, Martina Robles Gallegos, Mary Langer Thompson, Michael P. Wright, Nancy Heggem, Nancy Lind, Nancy Shiffrin, Peggy Castro, Peter Rodenby, Radomir Vojtech Luza, Robin Chapman, S.M. Kozubek, Samuel Griffin, Sheila A Donovan, Sheila Elliott, Ted E. Recio, Thelma T. Reyna, Tim Callahan, Tobin Fraley, Tony Peyser, Tracie Renee Amirante Padal, Tricia Marcella Cimera, and Wilda W Morris.
The poets have spoken. Are you wise enough to listen?