Poet Alfred Nicol in Book to Benefit Bombing Victims
Like One is an anthology of humorous and uplifting poems created to raise money for The One Fund, the charity for the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings. The book encompasses a diverse blend of poets from all over the U.S. with one common goal: building a better world. Poets created a book that would be used to heal the community and the country while raising money for The One Fund. As part of the healing process, poets were encouraged to send poems that healed and lifted the spirit with humor and joy. Some of the poems will make readers laugh out loud. Others will take readers on an enlightening journey through the literary landscape of love, family, and nature. Poetry creates catharsis. Its power is wrapped in the creative harnessing of raw emotion. It heals and nourishes the spirit while showing the mind a new way to view the world and new language to express that view. It allows people to connect in new ways and generates new thought patterns to heal. Like One features poetry by Rusty Barnes, Debbi Brody, Kevin Carey, Cally Conan-Davies, Nicolas Destino, Emily Dickinson, Deborah Finkelstein, Robert Frost, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, David Giver, Kat Good-Schiff, Benjamin S. Grossberg, Meghan Guidry, Doug Holder, Aaron M.P. Jackson, Jennifer Jean, Julie Kane, Joy Ladin, Lance Larsen, Joan Logghe, Fred Marchant, David Mason, Jill McDonough, Donnelle McGee, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Judson Mitcham, Wesley McNair, Alfred Nicol, Paulann Petersen, Emily Pineau, Robert Pinksy, Miriam Sagan, Jan Seale, Dan Sklar, Kevin Stein, David Trinidad, William Carlos Williams, Walt Whitman, and Margaret Young.