Editor's Note 12/22
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup finely chopped suet
1 cup brown or light brown sugar
1 cup chopped figs
1/2 teaspoon salt
Welcome to our fifteenth and December issue! In this issue, we went for a balance between conversational, everyday language presentations and some fairly complex and abstract material, just to keep things interesting.
And several journal updates. First, in light of the direction Twitter’s new owner has decided to take the platform – and in the interest of having our own self-hosted platform for journal news and updates – we’ve started a Mastodon server:
Everyone is welcome to join us! If you need an account, it’s fine to sign up via our server, which I host and moderate directly.
Next year, we’re moving the journal to a bi-monthly publishing schedule. Our first issue of 2023 is set for February.
This is to allow for longer issues and more time for editing between issues. It’s also to accommodate our personal and professional schedules, since most of us are back in grad school for PhDs. I’m back myself for a Masters in cybersecurity (for my non-literary career). Rather than compromise on the quality of the issues, we’re going to allow for some extra breathing room in the publication schedule.
And with that, we present poetry by:
Prose poetry by:
Critical analysis by:
And visual art by:
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
The quoted recipe is real – I took it from a signed first edition I found in a used bookstore – and works nicely. Substitute vegetable shortening for suet.
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