It goes on a bit about the divide between "prestige" mags that are "safe" and the "little" mags that take risks. I prefer not to comment on the particulars of this often un-useful debate and look instead at the contents of the issue.
It starts with an intriquing and delightful poem by Erisa Linsky. It spreads over four pages and truly few magazines would devote that amount of space to one poem.
The magazine publishes several excellent poems, a bevy of reviews and lengthy article by the editor on the political philosopher Hobbes.
All of this makes for a magazine that is very different from the run-of-the-mill and long may it continue.
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