This Enduring Gift-A Flowering of Fairfield Poetry

This Enduring Gift

A Flowering of Fairfield Poetry

76 Poets Who Found Common Ground in One Small Prairie Town

Compiled and selected with introductions by Freddy Niagara Fonseca and a foreword by Donovan. Endorsed by two US Poets Laureate. Paperback and Hardcover versions with 300 poems, 16 chapters and 796 pages. Publisher: 1st World Publishing. Links to TEG‘s Website and Facebook.

Pictured below, Freddy invites Roger Pelizzari to read his poem, The Beginning of Real Time, during the book launch at Revelations Cafe and Bookstore in Fairfield, Iowa, September 24, 2010.

The room was filled with poets and guests that night. I’m sitting in the front row, and was also invited to read a poem. Since we were running out of time, I read the short tanka. Here are my poems, selected from the ones submitted, published in This Enduring Gift: Five Haiku, the tanka, Cold Wet Night, and Poetry—The Art of the Voice, which was later selected as the POEM OF THE DAY: Poetry – The Art of the Voice, by Ken Chawkin.

3 Responses to “This Enduring Gift-A Flowering of Fairfield Poetry”

  1. Poetry helps us imagine what it’s like to be human. ~ Mark Strand (1934–2014) | The Uncarved Blog Says:

    […] I was so inspired by that radio program I encapsulated the theme into a poem, Poetry—The Art of The Voice, which Freddy Fonseca published in a collection called This Enduring Gift—A Flowering of Fairfield Poetry. […]


  2. Cold Wet Night (a tanka) | The Uncarved Blog Says:

    […] in This Enduring Gift – A Flowering of Fairfield Poetry, 2010. See my other published poems in that […]


  3. Poems~Pears for Breakfast Haiku | The Uncarved Blog Says:

    […] MacLeod. Freddy also included the tanka, Cold Wet Night, and Poetry—The Art of the Voice, for This Enduring Gift. See other haiku and tanka posted on The Uncarved […]


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