The Epistolary Issue - Volume VI Issue 1
You are cordially invited to peruse this, Poemeleon's eleventh issue. Dedicated to epistolary poetry, it features work that uses the form of a letter or a personal address as its primary mode of expression, including:
- Several correspondences between or about poets in regard to whole collections of poetry, including Tom Hunley & Amy Newman's discussion of Newman's epistolary poetry collection, Dear Editor; Maureen Alsop's exposition on the merits of Amy King's I Want to Make You Safe and Nick Courtright's Punchline; Stacia M. Fleegal's open letter imploring you, dear Reader, to engage with Stephanie Goehring & Jeff Griffin's I Miss You Very Much;
- The compelling letter-essay from Ann Batchelor Hursey to the long-deceased Virginia Woolf;
And, of course, the epistolary poetry of thirty-five poets, specifically:
We hope that you find much to enjoy within these pages, and hope you can forgive the fact that this, Poemeleon's "summer" issue, is launching on the Autumnal Equinox. But from where I am sitting in sunny Southern California, it is still summer outisde, and summer in my heart, at least until the cool winds start to blow.
On behalf of the editorial staff