From the Editors
To begin, begin. — William Wordsworth
At Waterwheel Review we’re celebrating not just what’s new in January 2024 but what’s new again. We built Issue 32 from old loves, selecting previously published Waterwheel pieces that speak to a guiding quote. Who better for such a project than Wordsworth, and what better advice, for writers, than his simple, “To begin, begin.” Of course that emphasis on beginning brought back our first kiss—the very first piece we accepted, “Forgive the Form,” by Christina Rauh Fishburne. How lucky that Fishburne’s prose speaks so clearly to beginning and renewal by emphasizing the need to move past anything that holds us in place. As does Christina Hutchins’s “Traveling through the Vanishing Point,” and CG Miller’s “There’s Something a Little Wrong with Everything.” Don’t let yourself get stuck in fear or self-doubt or alienation or delusion, these pieces warn. Don’t let yourself get stuck, full stop. Begin.
—Claire, Suzanne, Cheryl
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