Editorís Notes

Hi all and welcome to the January issue. This month we have a full slate of poetry with nine poems being published. Hope you enjoy.

In addition to an issue chock full of poetry, we will also have a reading chock full of poets on January 17. Bywords Warms the Night is our seventh annual fundraiser for the Cornerstone Women's Shelter. Cornerstone suffered a fire recently and needs funds and supplies to replenish contents of its Maclaren residence.

Readers from the winter issue of the Bywords Quarterly Journal will be followed by a group of our editors. We will also have music by the wonderfully talented Anna Lee.

Right after our reading, there will be a memorial to Steve Sauvé, a well-known and well-loved poet who died on the 17th last year. Hope to see you at the Dusty Owl Reading Series at Swizzles at 2pm.

Thanks to this month's selection committee:

Jamie Bradley, Vanessa Davies, Kemisha Newman, Claudia Coutu Radmore, Carol A. Stephen, JC Sulzenko, and Lindsey Woodward.

If you have questions, comments or a warm blanket to share, please e-mail me at amanda@bywords.ca

Amanda Earl