AUTHOR’S NOTE: “During a recent trip to Turkey, I visited a traditional hamam. I wasn’t sure what to expect. The tenderness and intimacy of the visit surprised me and reminded me of having my face washed by my parents, something I had not thought of in decades. It also brought back memories of seeing their arms crossed after their deaths.”
from the 11th annual Delmarva Review
for including two of my poems in this fine issue. Thrilled to be in such great company.
and Connecticut River Review editors Pat Mottola and Ginny Connors for publishing my poem, “Huna Tlingit Woman,” in your 2018 journal. This poem was first drafted at the Truth and Beauty Workshop with Marie Howe and Mark Doty in August 2017.
Thank you, James Bertolino, for choosing my poem, “Alcohol Beckons Constantly, Derails,” for this fine anthology. I’m honored to be among such fine writers.