Summer 2017 Main



One of the joys of putting together a theme issue is seeing the many ways in which poets and writers conceive of and explore a single topic. During our editorial meetings, there was a lot of excitement about pieces that explored our theme, “Margins,” in unexpected ways, and those that were more literal. I think this is evidenced by our selections. This issue deals with margins of many kinds: spatial, economic, and gendered, for example; and that appear in multiple contexts: mythical and historical, other galaxies and imagined futures. I hope you find the poems, stories, and essay in this issue as beautiful, challenging, comforting and unsettling as we do. Many thanks to the editorial assistants who reviewed and discussed hundreds of submissions with passion, diligence, open-mindedness, and commitment to publishing timely and original work.

—Michael Don 



Editor: Michael Don

Editorial Assistants: Ariel Jones, Ashley Murray, Brandon Steppan, Casey Mulvany, Demi Williams, Jamie Hahn, Jessica Murphy, Justin Kamp, Kat Fuenty, Kerriann Bailey, Krystyna Serhijchuk, Morgan Cleary, Nora Marino, Riley Jackson, Sean Ryan, Shelly Chang, Yuu Fabrigaras

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