... and it made me smile to see an excerpt from one at the top of the issue's "toast".
Not that it's a very smiley poem, but I guess it has a certain grim humor. I do think I was in a rather dark place last year when I wrote those poems, but I guess darkness can be inspirational. I guess anything can be inspirational, really, even lightness, but like a lot of writers, I admit I have a tougher time writing when I'm over the moon.
Anyway, there's some seriously great stuff in this issue, and I'm just excited to be included in it.