Editorís Notes

Greetings dear readers,

There are four poems in the July issue for your reading pleasure. Now in the height of summer literary events are sparse. This is an ideal time to bone up on your summer poetry reading by visiting local independent new and used book stores. Remember if they don't have what you want, order it. Same with the public library. Let's get poetry in our stores and libraries. This is also a good time to purchase titles from local small press publishers via AllLitUp.ca for books and for chapbooks directly from Apt. 9 Press, Phafours Press, the new kid on the block, shreeking violet press and stalwart above/ground press. The Bywords.ca list of links and blogs includes sites and Etsy pages for each press.

Thanks to our selection committee this month:

Robert Martin Evans
Jason Lamantia
Anne LeDressay
Fiona Mitchell
Kemisha Newman
Carol A. Stephen

If you have comments, suggestions, questions or a movie marathon to offer, please feel free to e-mail me at amanda@bywords.ca.

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Amanda Earl