Mark from Charlevoix asked about the word anthology. Originally, it was a collection of short but exquisite poems. The conceit was that they were a collection of flowers [ ????? /anthos, flower, + - ????? /logia, collection]. Later, the word was extended to include other genres. The same Greek combining form was used to create a number of words. anthocephalus: having a flower-like head.
You have already guessed that it has something to do with flowers. By its etymology, a gathering of flowers, literary flowers. A florilegium, then, is an anthology, compendium, collection, miscellany, album of excerpts and extracts ... Read Post
Poet, editor, and Belladonna Collective member Krystal Languell is interviewed by Locked Horn Press, which published Read Women: An Anthology, last summer. The anthology sits Languell among notables like Marilyn Chin, Carolyn Forché... Read Post