Editorís Notes

Greetings dear readers,

The three poems in the July issue take us off the map into the heart of a crocus and down a rollercoaster. Enjoy the ride.

I am pleased to inform you that the City of Ottawa has given Bywords 2017 funding. We are grateful once again for the City's support.

Have you seen our call for reviews of Canadian poetry books and chapbooks yet? We'll publish unpublished reviews of 500 words or more in each issue. Payment is $75. E-mail the review or send me a query.

Take advantage of the wet weather and order up some great poetry books and chapbooks to read from Ottawa's independent bookstores and small press publishers.

Thanks to our selection committee this month:

Wes Babcock
Robert Martin Evans
Jason Lamantia
Anne LeDressay
Tanya Mead
Fiona Mitchell
Kemisha Newman
Carol A. Stephen
JC Sulzenko
Rob Thomas

If you have comments, questions, suggestions or a missing jigsaw puzzle piece to offer, please feel free to contact me at amanda@bywords.ca.

Until next time,

Amanda Earl

Managing Editor

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