Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Issue Forty of The Collagist: In this issue, we have new fiction from Chad Simpson, Sarah Marshall, Chloé Cooper Jones, plus a story by Ryan Call accompanied by illustrations by Christy Call. We also have excerpts from three new novels: The Alligators of Abraham by Robert Kloss, Last Call in the City of Bridges by Salvatore Pane, and Book of Knut: A novel by Knut Knudson by Halvor Aakhus.

In poetry, we have new work by Elisa Gabbert, Karen An-hwei Lee, Justin Boening, and Michael Bazzert. In non-fiction, we have new essays by Jess Stoner and Brian Henry.

Our book reviews this month include coverage of Experiments I Should Like Tried At My Own Death by Caryl Pagel (reviewed by Angela Woodward), Notes from Irrelevance by Anselm Berrigan (reviewed by Tom DeBeauchamp), All the Garbage of the World, Unite! by Kim Hyesoon (reviewed by Lisa A. Flowers), I am a Magical Teenage Princess by Luke Geddes (reviewed by Nick Kocz), and Diary by Witold Gombrowicz (reviewed by Josh Billings).

As always, thanks to all of the above contributors for being a part of this issue, and thanks to you and all the rest of our readers for visiting us this month.

Matt Bell
The Collagist