In Swallow Dance — a  278-page collection released on July 1, 2014 — Silver Birch Press has gathered poetry chapbooks by 14 distinguished poets from across the United States. Poets of singular and diverse expression are joined together to celebrate the written word in one voice. The reader is treated to not just one or two poems by each author, but to a generous body of work self-contained in 14 separate and distinct chapbooks. If flight is a common language of birds, Swallow Dance is a celebration of poets on the wing.

The poets and their chapbooks featured in Swallow Dance are:

Lightning Storm by John Brantingham

All Other Time Is Peace by Kirsten Dierking

The Hollywood Catechism by Paul Fericano

Bone Box by Chris Forhan

Her Blue Dress by Jeffrey Graessley

The Democracy of Carbon by Donna Hilbert

Beach House by Ruth Moon Kempher

Four Years in Pocket Change by Steven Kuhn

Out of the Earth by Tamara Madison

Aida by Catfish McDaris

In the Garden by Carolyn Miller

Where the Stars at Night Are Big & Bright by Joan Jobe Smith

Letting Go of Ashes by Rick Smith

Wasn’t Columbus a Bachelor? by Fred Voss

Swallow Dance also features paintings of birds by Japanese master Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).

Find Swallow Dance: A Collection of Poetry Chapbooks at Amazon.com.