Editor's Note


This issue is dedicated to the memory of our friend, Blaze Bernstein.  We will always remember his brilliant editing and writing, his passions for food and friendship, and his boundless creativity.

In this issue, we’ve chosen to republish two pieces of Blaze’s writing: his nonfiction essay, “Picking Marbles from Dirt,” which was originally featured in our Spring 2016 issue, and his poem, “Drum Major,” which he published under a pseudonym in our Winter 2017 issue.  We’re proud to feature these works alongside the rich and wide-ranging pieces of poetry, prose, and artwork that Blaze helped to select and edit over the past year.

He will be dearly missed.

Daniel Finkel