Anthology of the poetry of poetrySPARK, a part of the SPARKcon creative festival in Raleigh, NC, held in September 2009. Illustrated and designed by the superb young artist/graphic designer, Katie Nordt, and edited by Cal Nordt, this attractive volume is an expression of the strong growth of poetry in The Triangle area of NC, a state with perhaps the strongest living history of both avant garde and traditional literature in the US. The 2009 poetrySPARK Anthology includes the best poems of 26 poets who read at the event, which was the largest Raleigh poetry event in memory, with over 60 poets reading in two days. Included are some of the top poets in NC and some with excellent national reputations in almost all genres and forms of poetry. It is diverse, meaningful, and a very good read for both the well-versed and newcomers to this literary art.