A word from our Poetry Editor, Ralph Dartford
The poems chosen for this edition startle on a myriad of levels. They inhabit, question, and argue with the page, the invasion of the black on white. Here are poems of historical rage, the meditation and reflection of art – how that can trigger the deepest personal and universal responses. Here are poems that understand the passing of time and how we live, die, and fight today. The poets chosen are all at the top of their game and it’s a privilege to publish them. Read on with care and with your hand close to your heart.
A word from our Fiction Editor, Nick Jones
Whether they be confessional, fantastical, or anarchical, the stories chosen for this edition all have one unifying quality: voice. Though the trajectory of each may be wildly different, the command of prose each writer shows is second to none. Masterful work, and hopefully inspiring to you and your own writing.
A word from our Kid Lit Editor, Jonny Syer
For this edition i’ve chosen pieces that reflect the inner formative struggle within children. Adolescents last a lifetime, we forget just how much we learn to grow within the delicate “Kid Lit” years. Joy to jealousy, laughter to lament. A true pleasure to publish each of these.