5 poets write 15 poems each against 15 different topics, so the collection features 75 different opinions. All are different and unique in their own way.
"Can good poetry be written on demand? Matt Potter asked five poets to write poems on fifteen topics like "Convenience Stores," "Personal Grooming," and "Public Transport." The result was Versus, an attractively-designed anthology with many memorable poems like Howie Good's arresting 'To the Blue', Claudia Bierschenk's plaintive 'Old Women Blues', Ron Campbell's biting 'Operators',Carolyn Cordon's artful 'What Can I Do?' and JP Reese's scorching 'Ghosts.' Can good poetry be written on demand? The answer is "Yes" and 'Versus' is the proof."
Bill Yarrow, author of 'Pointed Sentences'
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By Kari Nguyen
Aug 19, 2013
This is a fantastic arrangement of poetry and an entertaining read. Five poets have their say on a variety of topics ranging from gender and marriage to convenience stores and interior decoration. The resulting work is creative and surprising, hilarious and haunting, and decidedly poetic. It was wonderful to see the distinct styles of each author performing together.
This "5-poet anthology" is one dynamic book that features 5 heart beats around each topic presented. These 5 poets are each unique in their approach and style yet they seem to coalesce, the way a single puddle can be splashed with a variety of colors. I loved this book, how it was arranged according to topic, and the stunning poems by these 5 talented poets.
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