Editor’s Notes

Happy July,

The season is surprisingly busy with great readings and much activity. To complement your summer fun, we have four poems by A.M. Benoit, Warren Dean Fulton, Ken Gildner, and Nathaniel G. Moore.

If you're in town, I hope you can come to our summer reading on July 20 at Chapters, 47 Rideau Street, 2pm, featuring Cameron Anstee, Marilyn Iwama, Lesley Mayhew, Lindsay Foran, Ben Ladouceur and Luminita Suse with music by Mike Yates and the Candidates.

I'm also pleased to let you know that the City of Ottawa has given Bywords its funding for another year, so stay tuned for lots of great readings, more issues of Bywords.ca and the Bywords Quarterly Journal plus the John Newlove Poetry Award reading in October, and the chapbook publication of last year's winner, Sean Moreland.

Finally thanks to this month's selection committee:

Andrew Faulkner, Stéphanie Lafleur, Pearl Pirie, and Victoria Vernell.

If you have comments, kudos, criticism or cottage space to offer, please e-mail me: editor@bywords.ca

Amanda Earl