‘Summer Anywhere’ is not a book of ‘summery poems’. It is a book that celebrates all aspects of human life on the planet we live on, at the far edge of a pandemic. From as wide and diverse a range of poets as we could muster we asked for their ‘best’, their ‘favourite’ or to send their favourites and let us choose one. This is the result of us lowering our nets into the ocean of poetry and seeing what we caught. Our nets were never going to be wide enough to capture everything but what we have caught is a tremendous haul of surprising, moving and beautiful, very human poetry.
Jack Caradoc (June 2021)