This project was originally conceived in 2011 by poets James Barrett Rodehaver and Todd “Grendel” Pack as a forum for those who have struggled through difficulties in life to have a forum to tell their stories. After James’s poetry collection, Strangely Wonderful, was published in 2012 by Penhall Publishing, he brought the idea of the anthology to editor Lilly Penhall, who took it and ran with it.
We received over 200 poetry and art submissions and ended up including 50 authors/artists, 112 poems and 24 works of visual art in our book. We have released the black & white version of the book, while the color version and ebook are in process and will be available to purchase within a month.
Congratulations and many thanks to the authors and artists who helped make this dream a reality, and who supported us and were patient with us during the creation of our first anthology. Each contributor will receive a free black & white copy of the book as a thank you for your contribution!
If you missed submitting works to this anthology, worry not. We are now accepting submissions for our next anthology, The Route of All Evil: Poetry About Vices. Find out more information and submit your works today!