I’ve pretty much finished my selections for the anthology now. There are a few on the cusp, which will depend on things like how many lines I need to fill at the end of poems that require a second page.
So now it’s time to think about picking a title. Traditionally, the title comes from one of the winning poems (or haiku). Last year I used a line from the Junior Open winning poem (“the infinity we swim in”, from Charlotte Trevella’s poem “∞”).
Robin Fry’s winning poem “Hurry” has heaps of potential titles in it, so I plan to use something from there. I need to find a title that
- sounds interesting,
- suits the general mood of the other poems,
- suggests an appealing cover image.
At the moment I’m considering a couple of possibles:
- wild horses still
- before the agave blooms
- & all the hidden caves
- before the sirocco
and even just
I’m most inclined towards “& all the hidden caves” and “before the sirocco”. Not sure how to create a cover design from them though …