THE COMPANION volumes to this new collection Poem a Day: Volume 1andPoem a Day: Volume 2 have together sold nearly a hundred thousand copies. They are a word-of-mouth sensation among those who want poetry to be a greater presence in their lives, and perennial gift-giving favorites. Like its predecessors,Poem a Day: Volume 3offers a verse for each day of the year (including February 29) along with brief, often amusing, always interesting anecdotes about the poets and their poems. The originalPoem a Daywas the brainchild of Englishman Nicholas Albery, a colorful and charismatic figure whose interests ranged from social inventions to a greener environment. He had already commenced work on this volume when he died tragically in a car crash. A foundation was created in his memory, and his friends and colleagues at the Nicholas Albery Foundation completed the work.Bowen, Retta is the author of 'Poem A Day 366 Poems, Old and New, to Learn by Heart and Take to Heart', published 2004 under ISBN 9781586420819 and ISBN 158642081X.