It gives me great pleasure to present these six poets for this issue of Abyss & Apex: Ann Thornfield-Long, Jennifer Crow, Holly Lyn Walrath, Chengyu Liu, Vince Gotera and M.X. Kelly. There are recurrent symbols throughout the poems—birds, trees and others—arching through a narrative of loss and redemption. The texture of the varied voices will provide you an enjoyable reading experience. Some of the artwork is used directly as found, but most had to be composed/collaged inside PowerPoint, and each piece is under a Creative Commons license.
– John C. Mannone, Poetry Editor