Guest Editor for the December 2022 Issue of Verseville Journal

Poetry Editor for Utne and Pushcart Prize winning Kyoto Journal since 2007.























“Editors Diane Frank, Lois P. Jones, Ami Kaye, Rustin Larson, Gloria Mindock, and Melissa Studdard present a benefit anthology and fundraising event for people impacted by terror attacks, political strife, and oppression. Through this project we hope to raise awareness, open dialogues, and find solutions for peace, tolerance, and solidarity.

After we have taken care of production, printing and distribution costs, we will donate a portion of sales to a charity targeted toward people directly impacted by terror attacks and political oppression.

To make any kind of significant impact we will need to spread the word not only within literary and academic circles but beyond. We need to promote this cause anywhere and everywhere possible. It is crucial for our planet and its future. Please make a commitment to participate and get involved in one way or another. Let’s make our world a safer, better, and more humane place. We can do this if we all work together!”

Carrying the Branch: Poets in Search of Peace






















This special anthology consists of ten “folio” sections for each poet. Glass Lyre Press publishes up to six pieces by each author, of which at least one can be previously unpublished. Poems may be of any topic of the author’s choosing, and in any style or form. Each selected author’s photo, micro-bio, and personal essay will be followed by their sampling of work.   (Edited by Lois P. Jones and Ami Kaye.)