This issue boasts of the diversity of voice and style. We open with two love poems. Michelle Mogannam’s “The Garden,” speaks to ecstacy and heartbreak, with surreal undertones, and allusions suggested by the title. In “Keeping Room,” by Ann Thornfield-Long, imagery and surrealism punch into the symbolism of a deeply rooted love. The astronomical references help contrast the microcosm of the inner heart with the macrocosmic, the grandiose universe. Von Boy shares a Pantoum, “Let Me Build My Sandcastles,” which could be a metaphor for building hopes and fighting the challenges we all face in its “dream-shattering” winds. This nicely dovetails with “Cold Wind,” a dialogue-driven flash poem by Kazel Wood. Here, the wind is given a face, an agenda—a progenitor of mental disease, a killer of joy, an instigator of suicide. It leaves the reader numb. Bruce Boston sustains the ominous tone with “One More Shade in the Shadow City,” where murder and suicide occurred in a (cold) river, but paybacks can be very haunting. We close the set on a lighter note, despite involving the dead, the grave-chill is assuaged in Wes Sims’ imaginative poem, “Bare Bones Band,” which proves that the good times roll even in the grave.