On sale Oct 19th, 2004
Poetry - Anthologies (multiple authors)
About This Book
The companion volumes to this new collection — Poem a Day: Volume 1 and Poem a Day: Volume 2 — have together sold nearly a hundred thousand copies. They are a word-of-mouth sensation among those who want poetry to be a greater presence in their lives, and perennial gift-giving favorites. Like its predecessors, Poem a Day: Volume 3 offers a verse for each day of the year (including February 29) along with brief, often amusing, always interesting anecdotes about the poets and their poems. The original Poem a Day was the brainchild of Englishman Nicholas Albery, a colorful and charismatic figure whose interests ranged from social inventions to a greener environment. He had already commenced work on this volume when he died tragically in a car crash. A foundation was created in his memory, and his friends and colleagues at the Nicholas Albery Foundation completed the work.
The Nicolas Albery Foundation is an umbrella charity for a number of innovative projects that aim to improve society with creative solutions to real-world problems. the foundation is named after its visionary founder and chairman of twenty years, Nicolas Albery, who instigated many of the projects and wrote many of the publications that help support the charity, including the original volume of Poem for the Day and its companion book, Seize the Day. he sadly died in 2001, and the foundation is a living memorial to him and his work, aiming to both continue and build upon his legacy.
Praise for Poem a Day, Volume 1:
"This book is a dream, a revivalist campaign, a challenge, a book of days, and an anthology, all in one." -- The Guardian
"A very good and varied collection, with delightful oddities." -- The Times (London)