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When we began three years ago, we heard a lot of remarks, such as “Are you nuts?” Especially when we made it clear that every issue would feature at least one unpublished poet and fiction writer—”Every issue?” You bet. This time we feature the visceral poetry of Amelia Klein, as well as two debut short stories: Bahamian writer Garth Buckner’s evocative tale of smuggling immigrants into the United States and Margaret Luongo’s pitch-perfect story of sexual confusion. We’re also proud to feature young, rising talents who have only a few publishing credits. Remember this name: Emily Ishem Raboteau. Her story “Kavita Through Glass” promises that she will soon be as heralded a writer as veterans Ron Carlson and Chris Offutt, or poets Tom Sleigh, Tadeusz Rozewicz, and Marge Piercy, all of whom we are fortunate to publish here.