Notes on Issue 3
With a new season quickly approaching, we hope you enjoyed your summer as much as we did. We had the privilege of reading a thousand poems from hundreds of poets across North America and across the Atlantic! We curated new poems from California to New York, Minnesota to Texas, Canada to Great Britain to Italy – a smorgasbord of fine poetry for your reading pleasure.
In Issue 3 of RockPaperPoem, you’ll discover poems of wartime poignancy from Idris Anderson and Lisa Zimmerman, an ode for Wallace Stevens from RC deWinter, and a surprising elegy from C. J. Trotter. From Riley Mayes’ cosmology of birth to Tom Barlow’s heavenly hot dog, we want you to get acquainted with wonderful poems of loss, joy and hope in this issue.
To our submitters, we say thank you for sending us your best work – we appreciate you considering RockPaperPoem as a home for your poetry gems. And thank you, dear readers, for joining us again for our latest issue!
P.S. Please take a few special minutes to read the poems from our first nominees for Best of the Net from Issues 1 and 2 – they’re beautiful!
“Metallurgical” – Micki Blenkush
“Presence” – Lauren Camp
“Lost Glasses”– Judy DeCroce
“If I Had Written That Poem I Could Be Happy All My Life” – Charity Everitt
“The Wielding”– Eleanor Kedney
“How Light Asks”– Scott Lowery
Photographers of War, 2022 - Composite Photo by Deborah Goschy ©2022 using these elements: