Poetry. Cooking. Edited by Diane Goettel and Anneli Matheson. Introduction by Susanne Paola Antonetta. Over the years at Black Lawrence Press our senses have been captivated by an abundance of food-inspired poetry in the many collections we have published. And our poet friends are not only writing about food but also cooking it up and sharing their photos and recipes all over social media. Frankly, they have left us salivating and wanting more for far too long now—and not just wanting more words but more food. We're ready for a feast!Lest we expire in this state of constant temptation and hunger, we decided to curate a genre- fusion work of art around a dinner party theme, and thus FEAST: POETRY AND RECIPES FOR A FULL SEATING AT DINNER was born. This book is full of beautiful language, words and images, absolutely; but it's also about the preparation, cooking and sharing of food—which is ultimately about relationships, shared memories, taking risks and getting messy.