'This Anthology contains the work of established poets alongside emerging and local poets - mainly from the North Shore of Sydney. It is designed to capture the shape and feeling of the regular Poetry Nights held at Rubino's Italian restaurant in Willoughby. The Poetry Nights and this anthology have evolved under the aegis of the North Shore Poetry Project which started life in May 2012 with one of Australian Poetry's Café Poets, Philip Porter, as the poet-in-residence. The aim of the Project is to bring the best of Australian poets to the district and to provide a space for emerging and local poets to perform their works.' –Page .