Welcome to Volume II Issue 2, the Winter 2007 issue of Poemeleon.

Dedicated to the prose poem, it is stuffed to the margins with juicy new poems, as well as some terrific work that has never before appeared online. In addition to the poems, each contributor was asked: What does the prose poem mean to you? Many of their answers read like mini essays, so be sure to check all of them out. Speaking of essays, in this issue we also have an essay feature, "The Eye and the Page", as well as reviews of several prose poem collections.

While we had hoped to have a winner for our Mystery Box contest selected by now, due to a recent onslaught of entries we are still reading and deciding, so you'll just have to keep checking back -- or subscribe to the Newsblog, or check the Poemeleon tag on my blog; as soon as we have arrived at a winner I will make an announcement. After that, we will then post photos of the NEW Mystery Box!

We've also added a new page to the site -- nominations & awards -- where we list our nominees for such animals as the Best of the Net Anthology, the Pushcart Prize, and Meridian's Best New Poets series; our congratulations go out to Alex Grant for his poem, "The Steps of Montmartre" (from the ekphrastic issue), which was selected for this year's anthology.

Lastly, before you leave, please stop by our bookstore. Through a generous partnership with Amazon, a portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated back to Poemeleon at no additional cost to you. So, if you're a book lover, consider buying your book-loving friends and family a little something from our bookstore. We are a completely non-profit organization. Any little bit helps!

So -- happy browsing, and Happy Holidays,

The Editors

Cati Porter, Maureen Alsop, and Ren Powell