Happy New Year, Everyone!
here. We're really excited about starting a new volume and about the content of this issue. Inside you'll find a fabulous interview with poet Traci Brimhall, whose latest book, Our Lady of the Ruins (W. W. Norton, 2012), was the winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Carolyn Forche. We've also got some really intriguing art by San Francisco artist Jamie Vasta, who works primarily with glitter on wood panel. That's right, people--I said glitter! Her work is really provocative, so you'll want to make sure to check it out. On the fiction end of things, we've got an uncanny flash fiction piece called "Sagres" by Louella Bryant and a funny and thoughtful piece called "Better Half" by Erika Swyler. The rest of the issue is comprised of an essay by A. A. Balaskovits that examines the paradox of what we humans will and won't kill; gorgeous poetry by Michelle Bonczek, Rhonda Lott, Dana Koster, and others; and a review of an experimental German quartet's performance of Hazel Leach's music about the nature of psychosis: Songs from the Edge: Hazel Leach Performed by PLoTS. And you, ladies and gentleman, can have it all for the bargain price of $5.95 in stores and $7 online (shipping included)!
In other news, WAQ is now a nationally-distributed publication! Beginning with volume 3, issue 1, the journal can be found in 50+ stores nationwide. We are working on getting a list of those stores from our very busy distributor. As soon as we've got it, we'll post it under the "Stores" link on our website. For now, get your copy here.
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