Editor-in-Chief: Steven Wittenberg Gordon. Associate Editor: James Frederick William Rowe. Assistant Editor: Terri Lynn Cummings. Featuring the poetry of: Ross Balcom, Sylvia Cavanaugh, Gene Hodge, John C. Mannone, Karla Linn Merrifield, Vivian Finley Nida, Howard Stein, Charles A. Swanson, Alessio Zanelli, & other fine poets.
Poet's Notes: The idea for this poem
came to me while taking a walk. The first half popped into my head on the spot,
but the words to finish the thought remained elusive. Eventually I settled on
belief and prayer to parallel leaf and midair. A few revisions later, the
editor suggested that the words could become a leaf-shaped concrete poem, and
then this work finally took shape - pun intended. --Lauren McBride