As the new year is rolling in, I have become increasingly aware of the things I want to do, of the things I have yet to do, and of the breakneck speed at which many of us are already conducting our daily lives. I hope that this issue finds you well and that it will provide a space for you away from the constant chaos of mundanity.
These poems and art pieces were selected because they took us away from the everyday, or else held up a mirror and reflected it back to us in ways both familiar and new. But more importantly, they made us smile; they made us sad; they made us think. I trust they will do the same for you.