Ill-luck that follows a sailing vessel right from the time she was launched in Nova Scotia, until madness drove her captain and crew to abandon her in the mid-Atlantic some twelve years later. This 4500-word narrative poem tells of an entity aboard the Mary Celeste which causes the captain, his wife, their young daughter, two officers, and four crewmembers, to perish horribly at sea. This anthology is a unique collection of award winning sonnets, ballads, ballades, villanelles, rondeaux, and other rhyming forms. The themes and poetry styles are varied and interesting. For instance, Songs of Guernsey gives a poetic insight on that beautiful island. Chapters reflect the state of West Virginia, seafaring, the poet's Scottish heritage and other works.