Poetry. Edited by Diane Shipley DeCillis and Mary Jo Firth Gillett. The Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the history of art. It continues to inspire reproduction, parody and countless theories. We see facsimiles of it everywhere: on buildings and mugs, on computer ads, in cartoons. In honor of her 500th birthday, 2003-2006, MONA POETICA celebrates not only the painting but also inspiration and creativity. This rich and varied anthology includes work by: Stephen Dunn, Grace Bauer, William Blake, Edward Hirsch, Natasha Saje and many others. Diane Shipley DeCillis is a graduate of University of Michigan whose poems have appeared in numerous journals. She also owns an award-wining art gallery in Southfield, Michigan. Mary Jo Firth Gillett's award-winning chapbooks are Not One (Detroit Writer's Voice, '98), Tiger in a Hairnet (Small Poetry Press, Select Poets Series, '99), and Chandeliers of Fish (Poetry West, '04). Her poetry also appears in the anthology of Michigan poets, New Poems from the Third Coast. Mary Jo has won the N.Y. Open Voice Poetry Award and teaches poetry workshops for Springfed Arts-Metro Detroit Writers.