Monday, March 14, 2011

MWA Books is thrilled to announce the publication of its first all-poetry anthology, Life in Me Like Grass on Fire: Love Poems

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Love does more than make skin tingle and cheeks flush. It creates an interior heat that can stoke the furnace of inspiration and communion, giving us fuel to get through our daily lives. That heat can also be wild as grass on fire, burning us to ash.

Editor Laura Shovan and fifty poets guide us through a seven-fold expression of love Life in Me Like Grass on Fire: Love Poems. This collection explores:

First Love, Lost Love
Love of Art and Work
Friends and Family
Love of Nature
Love Floods the Senses
The Madness of Love
Love as We Age

Without the dreaded saccharine of so many love poems, these reveal a depth of experience, fresh and unexpected perspectives, and no lack of pain and joy. With insight, wit, and honesty, Life in Me Like Grass on Fire creates a view of love that is playful, resigned, passionate and, ultimately, hopeful.

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Life in Me Like Grass on Fire
publishes just in time for National Poetry Month in April. Why not celebrate this month-long event and support Maryland poets at the same time by purchasing a copy (or more!) of our anthology? Order now to take advantage of our pre-order special.


Books start shipping April 1, 2011. Order online at

What People Are Saying

"This collection offers dazzling variety…riches to the senses, an abundance of wonderful `stuff.' I HEART Life in Me Like Grass On Fire."—Clarinda Harriss, author of Mortmain, co-editor of Hot Sonnets: An Anthology

"Life in Me Like Grass on Fire is the confluence into which the many streams of love flow. Ride the current of these words through rapids and still waters to places new yet familiar with these poets as your able guides."—Gregg Wilhelm, Executive Director, CityLit Project

Laura Shovan is a Maryland State Arts Council Artist-in-Education and editor of the art and literary journal Little Patuxent Review. Her chapbook, Mountain, Log, Salt and Stone, won the inaugural Harriss Poetry Prize in 2010.

The Maryland Writers' Association (MWA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art, business, and craft of writing. For more information, please visit The publication of this book was made possible by the Mildred Werba Fund. MWA thanks the Werba family for its generous support.

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