Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Issue Forty-Two of The Collagist: In this issue, we have new fiction from Kate Wyer, Nathan Blake, Jessica Alexander, and Justin Lawrence Daugherty, plus an excerpt from Brian Allen Carr's novella Edie & the Low-Hung Hands

In poetry, we have new work by Kendra DeColo, Danez Smith, Anna Claire Hodge, and Sharon Wang. In non-fiction, our essay this month is "Our Nuclear Age" by Rachel Marston

In book reviews, we have coverage of Shut Up/Look Pretty by Lauren Becker, Erin Fitzgerald, Kirsty Logan, Michelle Reale, and Amber Sparks (reviewed by Jennifer Messner), Autoportrait by Edouard Levé (reviewed by Colin Winnette), Dora: A Headcase by Lidia Yuknavitch (reviewed by Renée E. D'Aoust), and We Monks and Soldiers by Lutz Bassman, reviewed by a Collective in Support of the Imprisoned Grand-Jury Resisters Matt Duran, KteeO Olejnik, and Maddy Pfeiffer.

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