Ok, the upload has caused the colors to change in an extremely bizarre manner (the primary scheme is actually blue), but either way, you can see that we’re going to look a little bit different this time around. Many thanks to art editor Joan Kempf deJong for all the hard work. SIR is also indebted to the family of Mary C. Mohr for underwriting our annual contest. This year Brian Mohr of Boggstown, Indiana, donated additional funds, allowing us to print a color portfolio of our featured artist, Michael Aakhus.
In addition to the MCM Poetry Award winners, the spring issue celebrates National Poetry Month by featuring new work from Stephen Dobyns, Bob Hicok, Sarah Kennedy, Leslie Adrienne Miller, and Dave Smith--and others.