From the Editors
None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. — Jane Austen
Dis-ease, one of us said—Issue 11 is thick with it. Dis-ease through disruption—that’s the source of the energy running through this work. Sherre Vernon in “City Cancels 4th of July” and Brooke Middlebrook in “Philosophy of the Dance” disrupt their own narratives with borrowed text, layering in more meaning with see-sawing voice and tone. So much of the power of Laine Harrington’s “Philippines, 1973” comes from jarring images and word choices that shove attention from one line to another. Subject, form, and diction are so very different, yet all three pieces feel uneasy and out-of-focus, with protagonists always on the edge of one kind of danger or another. Having spent a year and a half, now, more-or-less sheltering in place… our psyches are ready for a little less stillness.
—Claire, Suzanne, Cheryl
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