So far the format is barely changed; apart from a group of poem-prayers at the beginning, the poems are published in alphabetic order of author's surnames rather than any thematic arrangement. Although a few reviewers have rightly criticised the standard of some of the work published in this magazine, which at times seems to be preaching to the converted, it has a number of excellent writers among its contributors.
A couple of my favourites from this issue are Dorothy Koenigsberger's WOLF ANGEL
... one appeared to me - as animal!and Patricia Lucas' COLUMBINE
Caged wolf, in a dinky upstate zoo,
Her pink, white or mauve slender flowersThe issue ends with some short reviews and items of news.
that grace late spring woodlands and hedgerows
will let their seed spread.
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