Editor's Note 6/24

Take eighteen gallons of pure rum and forty pounds of brown sugar, two hundred baskets of strawberries; these you must mash in your mashing tub, and strain and squeeze until all the juice is completely pressed out; then take and throw as much water upon the fruit as you have juice, and strain again and mix it all with the juice, then make a complete syrup with your juice and sugar, and when cold add to your stand cask; take two ounces of nutmegs, one ounce of cinnamon, three ounces of mace, quarter of an ounce of the oil of carraway, and quarter of an ounce of the oil of peppermint: fine this with eggs, it will be of a sufficient color of itself.
The Complete Grocer (New York, 1832)

Welcome to our twenty-fourth and June issue! Summer is here, and we’re kicking it off right with our trademark lively mix of poetry, prose poetry, and visual art.

Also in this issue: a creative nonfiction flash piece and a new essay in our regular critique column on the intersection of music history and modern haiku.

And look for new chapbooks in our ever-growing chapbook series in the near future. We have several in the works!

With that, we present poetry by:

David M. Alper
Devin Campbell πŸ”ˆ
William Doreski πŸ”ˆ
Karissa Ho πŸ”ˆ
Petra Kuppers
Josiah Nelson πŸ”ˆ
Cara Pleym
Kevin Riel πŸ”ˆ
Christian Ward πŸ”ˆ
Marceline White πŸ”ˆ

Prose poetry by:

Brad Rose πŸ”ˆ

Creative nonfiction flash by:

Lauren Crawford

Critical analysis by:

Jones Irwin

And visual art by:

Jack Bordnick πŸ–ΌοΈ
Robb Kunz πŸ–ΌοΈ
Nuala McEvoy πŸ–ΌοΈ
Whiskey Radish πŸ–ΌοΈ
Robin Young πŸ–ΌοΈ
Elzbieta Zdunek πŸ–ΌοΈ

All the best and happy reading,

Matthew Bullen
Founder & Editor-in-Chief

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