Nina Alvarez

Nina Alvarez is the editor of The Anthology of Transcendent Poetry, Early American Gothic, and The Best of Follow Your Bliss. Alvarez’s poetry, short fiction, reviews, and hybrid work have been published in Tupelo Quarterly, Prick of the Spindle, Split Lip Magazine, Electric Velocipede, Danse Macabre, Grasslimb Journal, Contemporary Rhyme, and other journals. Her play “The Life of Leo Wool” was produced in 2013 by the Greater Rochester Repertory Committee, and in 2014 her short play Type Writer was accepted in to GeVa’s Two Pages/Two Voices Festival. Nina Alvarez is the founding publisher of Cosmographia Books, Canvas Literary Journal, and the creator of Dream Your Book author services.

The Spirit It Travels: An Anthology of Transcendent Poetry

Featuring works by poets from the U.S., UK, Canada, Turkey, and Singapore, these selections paint a dynamic portrait of contemporary transcendent thought and feeling. In this collection you will find notes from the transcendent treasuries of sixty-three poets spanning six decades in age. Cosmographia Books Publisher Nina Alvarez has pulled from the most significant and compelling poems submitted to the 2017-2018 Cosmographia call for transcendent poetry. Eighty-four poems are presented in seven sections of twelve poems each—Searching, Introspection, Secrets, Time, Mysteries of Nature, Awakening in Nature, Spirit—each marked by an illustration.

Contributors Mary Alter, Gabriela Alvarado, Craig Barker, John Barrale, James Blackmon, Susan P. Blevins, Lynne Burnett, Bob Canuel, Tara Carnes, John Carter, Charles Coté, Suzannah Dalzell, Nick Dante, Steve Elder, Hannah Fleming, Ana Fores Tamayo, Elizabeth Fox, Meg Freer, Annette Gagliardi, Arnie Gerstein, Suzanne Gili Post, Anna Gionet, Ari Gold, Nancy Gustafson, Judyth Hill, Olivia Kingery, Alex S. Klein, David Lawton, Charles Leggett, Michael H. Levin, Joshua Lipson, W.J. Lofton, Marianne Lyon, Randy Mazie, Celina McManus, Lisa Mecham, Robert Miller, Caroline Misner, Kyle Mola, Charlene Moskal, Josephine Napiore, C.M. O’Brien, Lucía Orellana Damacela, Julia Peachum, Carrie Magness Radna, stephanie roberts, Noah Rodriguez, Grey Rosado, Stephen Seabridge, Tyler Shafer, Aiyah Sibay, Leonora Simonovis, Nathan Steinman, Melanie Swetz, Larry Thacker, Dianalee Velie, Cynthia Ventresca, Ben Weise, O. Alan Weltzien, Sharon Whitehill, Elizabeth Winkler, Haley Wooning, Fariq Yusoff




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