Letter From the Editor
Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the latest issue of Glassworks magazine. Issue 16 is our biggest issue in years, bursting with over 60 pages of fresh art, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from established and emerging authors.
The artwork and poetry in this issue are punctuated by four pieces of prose. The issue’s nonfiction pieces -- Jen Corrigan’s “Food, My Body” and Elizabeth M. Dalton’s “Ripe” -- both use food to explore family relationships in different ways. Suzi Ehtesham-Zadeh’s story “Jungle of Stars” beautifully juxtaposes internal peace and external turmoil when an addict witnesses protest in Tehran. Finally, a mother’s anxiety manifests itself in relentless preparation for social collapse in Kaila Lancaster’s “When the World Goes Dark.”
For those in the literary and publishing world, March doesn’t just bring song birds and tree buds, but brings readers, writers, and publishers together for the AWP conference. Last year we were thrilled to meet so many of our readers and writers in Washington D.C. and look forward to doing it again in Tampa. If you’re at the conference or in the area, come by our table in the Bookfair. We’d love to meet you and we’ll have pens, buttons, drink koozies, and discounted copies of any back issues you may have missed.