I am quite enjoying Love, Loss and Cardiac Issues, a 357-page tome of prose and poetry published by Impspired Magazine in the United Kingdom. This is truly a special anthology that was undertaken by the publisher to benefit cardiac research — it features the work of writers whose lives have been affected in one way or another by loss connected with heart disease.
There are more than 70 contributors here (of whom I am one). The authors I have enjoyed so far are too many to mention. I can easily think of several early standouts, however — Rhona Stephens’ heartrending poem “Greeting” is one. So, too, were Peter Magliocco’s “Gazing at the Vandalized Space” and Mark Blickley and Francesca Schwartz’ short story, “Pumped Up For Next Gig.” I really am honored to see my work included alongside that of such talented creators.
This is a great book. I highly recommend it.