As the World Burns: Writers and Artists Reflect on a World Gone Mad
, an anthology of poetry, prose, essay, and art inspired by the unprecedented events of the year 2020, includes three of my poems: "Thin Blue Lie", "Times that Try", and "'Nice' People". Embracing "fierce and raw creative works relating to life during the Covid-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter ... and the economic uncertainty and horror of the last eight months", As the World Burns
packs the work of 114 writers and artists from ten countries and 30 states into more than 400 pages.
Both a story of survival and an act of resistance, dedicated "to those who have bravely fought the encroaching darkness in 2020 with their writing and their art", As the World Burns
speaks, with many voices, to the damage wrought in these violent, fevered months. Let us to never forget or turn away from what is just, what is necessary, to keep light alive in this world."