These eloquent and expertly chosen poems from across the world show a heartening trust in poetry and its ability to confront important subjects directly and with feeling—love, desire, loss, solitude, death, joy in the natural world, memory, political injustice, the dilemmas of identity and the search for wisdom.
– John Farrell
An anthology for poetry lovers around the world. Every line speaks passion for life. In the inaugural issue of OV, the most exquisite and passionate expressions of the human condition come alive on a variety of topics. This volume captures the essence of life's momentous joys, sadnesses, defeats, and triumphs. Topics run the gamut from the love for children, love of nature, to opposition against ethnic oppression. Thus the volume transports the reader through joy and sorrow. The cry for the right to human freedom denied to numerous struggling humans runs through the anthology as a powerful theme. Unequivocally, OV is among the best adult poetic fare to make its debut in recent years. OV--in this era of globalization-- is indeed, Your Poetry Connection to the World.
– Barbara Gill-Mayberry
Without waiting for permission or endorsement from the world's politicos, the world's poets - from the U.S. to Yemen, from Iran to Antarctica - have taken matters into their own capable hands. OV reveals, with both beauty and nuance, that a human heart beats in all of us, everywhere, and that so long as that heart keeps beating poetry will never die. OV demonstrates, better than any government policy or academic conference, that people can connect with each other and learn from each other. Long live OV!
– Dana Sawyer
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