Editorís Notes

Greetings Readers,

This issue features poems by four contributors, one of whom is publishing under an intriguing pseudonym and another who has never had a poem published before. Providing a space for both emerging and established poets is one of Bywords' mandates, so it is rewarding to see the mandate achieved.

It was a pleasure to see a number of you at VERSeFest earlier this month. I hope you enjoyed the plethora of poetry as much as I did. The coming months offer a range of literary events, including the spring edition of the Ottawa International Writers Festival with its focus on ideas, a great opportunity for lovers of literature to expand our horizons. It's not too early to start a membership.

Thanks to our selection committee:

Janie Beriault
Gwen Guth
Pamela Mosher
Kemisha Newman
Claudia Coutu Radmore
Sarah-Grace Ross
Carol A. Stephen
JC Sulzenko

If you have comments, questions, suggestions or a long walk by the river to offer, please e-mail me at amanda@bywords.ca.

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Amanda Earl