Our theme this time is Violence & Recovery. Related to this theme, we present poetry by Courtney Carola, Rae Frame, and Casey Lawrence; prose by LB Klein, Theresa Tyree, Lila Hertelius, Christie Sessa, and Apphia K.; a painting by Jo-Anne Carlson; and a powerful comic by Why Not Both Co. In our Around the World column, we meet Valerie Baud, in Paris, France. We also offer our usual staples: Advice from A Rose Bi and our Calendar.
Mindful of the subject matter, we also include within this issue resources for support. If this topic is personally relevant to you, we sincerely hope that you will use them.
And at long last, we bring back our research corner under the joint stewardship of Renate Baumgartner in Vienna, Austria, and Iranian activist Soudeh Rah, who is living in France.
And we mark a change of staff: Catherine Rock has stepped aside as Assistant Editor and LB Klein has stepped up. I am grateful to both.
So farewell, Catherine, and welcome LB, Renate, and Soudeh!
Finally, readers: we would like to hear from you. Feel free to send in lettters to the editor, or to suggest themes for upcoming issues. And please consider submitting your own work!