Editorís Notes

Greetings readers,

This month's issue features poetry by Lindsay Foran, Marilyn Irwin, Andrew Thomson and Scott Emerson Thomson. Please enjoy.

Bywords has been fortunate once again this year to receive a project grant from the City of Ottawa. We are grateful to the City for continuing to support us. Stay tuned for another year of fine poetry, readings, photographs, music , news and listings for the jam packed literary events calendar.

On Sunday, July 18 at 5pm, please join us for the Bywords Summer Reading at Swizzles. We have three readers from the summer issue of the Bywords Quarterly Journal: S.J. Atkinson, Stephen de Paul and Dimitra Xidous. As a special treat our 09/10 recipient of the John Newlove Poetry Award, Marcus McCann will be on hand to read from his upcoming chapbook to be published by Bywords. Finally you will be treated to the splendid music of local writer, John Lavery. And if all that isn't enough, you will also get a chance to hear participants in the Dusty Owl Open Mic or come up to the mic and read something yourself. Hope to see you there.

Thanks to this month's selection committee

Christine McNair
Kemisha Newman
Carol A. Stephen
JC Sulzenko
Lindsey Woodward

If you have question, comments or a bowl of chocolate ice cream, please contact me at amanda@bywords.ca