Accents Publishing releases anthology of poetry
By Michael Dean Benton
One of Lexington’s independent presses, Accents Publishing, is premiering its newest anthology of poems this month – Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems. The world premiere will officially kick off with a public reading downtown at the Carnegie Center on December 8 at 6:00 P.M. Over forty of the featured poets will be at the reading.
The notion of a world premiere is not publicity hype, for this anthology is truly international in scope. There are authors from Singapore, Philippines, Germany and Canada, as well as closer here to home, including 60 poems from Kentucky. Over a thousand poets submitted a grand total of 7,000 poems to the project. The finished anthology is a representation of the work of 192 poets and 250 poems from those original submissions.