|UW-L's Patrick T. Randolph and his wife, Gamze, publish book. No. 4 on Amazon's new hot releases|
|Patrick T. Randolph, English as a Second Language Institute, and his wife, Gamze, have just published a unique anthology of poetry: "Empty Shoes: Poems on the Hungry and the Homeless." It includes 80 poets, 151 poems and 30 photographs.This is the first project of its kind with such depth and participation of poets. On Oct. 19, it hit No. 4 on Amazon's new hot releases.|
For the past two years Randolph has worked one on one with 79 poets from three foreign countries and 28 states. Three local writers are also featured in the anthology: Dave Dolle, Andy Davis and David Hart.
All profits from the book will go to nationwide programs devoted to helping the hungry and homeless.
The idea behind the project came when Randolph asked his wife how a poet could make a small difference. Why not use a craft to have fun, raise social awareness, showcase poets and help people in need? The answer was this anthology.
"Empty Shoes: Poems on the Hungry and the Homeless" is available on Popcorn Press’s Web site at Popcorn and Amazon.com.
Randolph hopes that local stores will also carry this collection. Since its release in late September of this year, the anthology has consistently been on the top ten of Amazon’s list for Hot Releases.