Poems in Response to Peril


Poems in Response to Peril: An Anthology in Support of Ukraine, edited by Penn Kemp and Richard-Yves Sitoski. (Pendas Productions/Laughing Raven Press, 2022, 121 pages) ISBN 978-1-927734-37-7

61 poems by 48 of Canada's finest, most celebrated poets have been gathered in this necessary anthology in support of Ukraine. This book encompasses the entirety of human emotions, and was written and published in the white heat of the moment. Profits from the sale of this book will go to PEN Ukraine.

These passionate, often heartbreaking, poems offer us sunflowers and broken earth; intimacy and grief; falling bombs and the fragility of flesh; AK-47s and a bride’s bouquet. Poems in Response to Peril is a sharing of heart space, an outlet for despair that helps reader and writer to become activists. Such powerful, poignant, essential poems move us “from words to comfort to action”.

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