Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Issue Thirty-Six of The Collagist!

In Issue Thirty-Six, we have new fiction from Joshua Corey, Mark Walters, Sarah Malone, and j/j hastain, as well as an excerpt from Gina Apostol's Gun Dealers' Daughter, out this month from W.W. Norton.

In poetry, we have new work by J.P. Dancing Bear, Russel Swensen, Laurie Saurborn Young, and Samuel Ace and Maureen Seaton. In non-fiction this month, we have a craft essay on the "elusive narrative voice," by Aaron Gilbreath.

Our book reviews this month include coverage of Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine (reviewed by Hannah Pass), Level End by Brian Oliu (reviewed by Ian Denning), Legs Get Led Astray by Chloe Caldwell (reviewed by Renée E. D’Aoust), Estonia by Alexander Theroux (reviewed by Josh Billings), and If I Falter at the Gallows by Edward Mullany (reviewed by Andrew David King).

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. I hope you enjoy the issue!

Matt Bell
The Collagist

P.S. We received an enormous number of entries for our 2012 Chapbook Contest, and are still in the middle of judging them. We will have a winner to announce my August 15, when our next issue comes out. Thank you for your patience.