It is my pleasure to present the 2017 Savant Poetry Anthology, SHADOW AND LIGHT representing the best of the best 2017 poetry submissions. 

This year's anthology includes sixty-four outstanding poems by twenty-two poets including, in order of appearance, Rose Seaquill, Bipul Banerjee, Dr. Mike, Doc Krinberg, Jock Armour, Mr. Ben, Emily Anderson, Marianne Smith, Carolina Casas, Cigeng Zhang, Thomas Koron, Mark Daniel Seiler, Dwight Armbrust Jr, Uhene, Daniel S. Janik, Lonner F. Holden, Sara Hawley, Ihar Kazak, Barbara Bailey, V. Bright Saigal, Ken Rasti and Teuta S. Rizaj.

Savant Poetry Anthologies have received numerous awards, including three London Book Festival awards and Pacific Rim Book Festival, and Los Angeles Book Festival awards. 

All of us at Savant Books and Publications are especially pleased that, in addition, our Savant poetry anthologies have helped successfully launch numerous professional poet as well as prose author careers. 

The Call for Submissions for the 2018 Savant Poetry Anthology is open from 1 January through 31 December 2017. For more details visit


Helen R. Davis

Special Guest Editor for the 2015/16 and 2017 Savant Poetry Anthologies

    RUNNING FROM THE PACK - 2015/16 Savant Poetry Anthology

    SHADOW AND LIGHT - 2017 Savant Poetry Anthology