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Dear Readers,


With this the turn of seasons,  Pirene’s Fountain presents its fall/winter issue  and welcomes  award winning poet CJ Sage, editor of the National Poetry Review,  whose work has appeared in numerous publications, and Scott Owens, author of seven collections of poetry, founder of Poetry Hickory, editor, teacher and facilitator. Also, as it is that time of the year again, please take a moment to check out our nominations:

  Pushcart Prize Best of the Net from
Sundress Publications
Malaika King Albrecht
Alex Grant

Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Scott Owens
Maria Terrone
Marc Vincenz

Donald Illich
Larry Jordan
Ann Neuser Lederer
Julie L. Moore
James Valvis
Nicholas YB Wong

  Click on name to see poem.

Our print anthology is slated for publication this winter, the proceeds of which will benefit victims of the earthquake/tsunami in March, 2011. Contributors will be updated by email and announcements will be made via Facebook.

Looking ahead, we are pleased to announce that our April 2012 issue will be dedicated to the “100 Thousand Poets for Change” movement: the PF Folios will include a special section guest edited by Larry Sawyer of Myopic Books.  Also in the spring 2012 issue, PF will feature poets David Caddy, Lyn Lifshin and John Siddique. In celebration for our fifth year of publication, we are planning a “best of” Pirene’s Fountain anthology.

(Due to personal staff commitments, our October 2012 issue will present only 25 poets and no reviews, interviews or features. We will resume our regular offerings in April 2013.)

Pirene’s Fountain will have a table at the AWP Convention in Chicago this spring.  Those attending are welcome to stop by and visit.

We are also pleased to announce a new publishing venture, Glass Lyre Press, which will be accepting poetry book submissions beginning in 2013.  At the helm of the new imprint will be Oliver Lodge serving as editor, Katherine Herschler as design and layout editor and Tracy McQueen, artist.

As always, we thank all who have contributed their time and harvest of talent to Pirene’s Fountain’s current issue as well as all the excellent writers whose contributions have graced our magazine pages across time.  We are grateful for the loyal support of our growing readership and appreciate the quality of poetry submissions received since PF’s inception.

We hope you will settle into your favorite chair, enjoy the read, and return again and again to the pages of our fall issue.

Lark Vernon Timmons
El Paso, Texas