This editor has been practicing “sheltering in place” for a couple of months, owing to a hamstring injury (which is healing very nicely, thank you!), so the opportunity to read and to converse with contributors this cycle was especially rewarding. Also, the delicious prompt, “At Klamath Marsh,” provided by Oregon’s Poet Laureate Kim Stafford summoned particularly rich work on the themes of place and rootedness. I hope our readers are transported to the home ground of our writers, or that they are stimulated to recall a home ground of their own.
Claire Burbridge has gifted us with the images of a half dozen pen and ink drawings. Her macro-to-micro universes unfold as mycelium, a thorn bush dreaming, a flash of consciousness, and more. She shares a detailed artist statement on the Back Page.
Many thanks to the poets and artists who make Willawaw come to life. Their work seeds the collective consciousness with beauty and truth enough to nourish our souls while the Spring Equinox signals new growth and the upcoming light of summer. May we make the most of the gifts before us.