Editorís Notes

Happy National Poetry Month, dear readers.

This month's issue features two poems on painting, photography, nostalgia, jealousy, and survival. Thanks to our two poets, Denis Robillard and Claire Farley for April's offering.

I hope you are celebrating National Poetry Month by reading and purchasing poetry, by attending readings and by writing your own. Our deadline for poetry is every month on the fifteenth. Please follow the guidelines on the site and send us poems.

The Ottawa Writers Festival takes place from April 14 to 19 at Christ Church Cathedral and features enough poetry, fiction and non-fiction to keep you entertained and provoked until the next edition of the Festival in the autumn.

I hope to see you at the Festival and at other events this April. Keep track of what's going on by consulting the events calendar and by joining our FaceBook fan page or following us on Twitter for daily updates.

Thanks to our selection committee this month:

Wes Babcock
Robert Martin Evans
Jason Lamantia
Anne LeDressay
Fiona Mitchell
Kemisha Newman
Carol A. Stephen
JC Sulzenko

If you have comments, suggestions, questions or a tot of something spirited to offer, please e-mail me at amanda@bywords.ca.

Amanda Earl

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