Still Life with Poem: Contemporary Natures Mortes in Verse
edited by Jehanne Dubrow & Lindsay Lusby, Literary House Press (2016)
Trade paperback. "With a tradition that can be traced to Pompeii, the genre of the still life or nature morte has most often been used since the Middle Ages and the Renaissance as a vehicle for symbolism and metaphor, objects serving as stand-ins for philosophical ideas, religious principles, or moralizing messages. In Still Life with Poem, poets were asked to create (or to imagine) their own still lifes and to write poems in response to these thoughtful arrangements of things. And although still life paintings are often viewed as unmoving, quiet works of art, this anthology presents a collection of energetic, urgent voices; these poems speak to current events, the making of art, the domestic, the past, the body, faith, the environment, and the losses we all face."
The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems about Perfume
edited by Jehanne Dubrow & Lindsay Lusby, Literary House Press (2014)
Trade paperback. "What if 100 contemporary American poets were sent individually selected vials of perfume, each fragrance chosen to reflect the author's voice, aesthetic, or writerly obsessions? What if they were asked to write new poems in response? The Book of Scented Things collects the results of this strange, aromatic experiment: poems of longing and of childhood memory, poems of place and philosophy and politics, poems about the challenge of writing poems about perfume. This is an anthology whose words will linger on your pulse points long after even the base notes have faded."