Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Issue Forty-Seven of The Collagist: In fiction this month, we have new stories by Susan Daitch, Jaclyn Watterson, and John Domini, plus returning contributor Aaron Burch, as well as novel excerpts from Richard Melo's Happy Talk and Jordaan Mason's Skin Team.

In poetry, we have new work by April Naoko Heck, Alicia Jo Rabins, and Benjamin Garcia, plus returning contributor Christian Anton Gerard. This month's non-fiction also comes from a returning contributor, Gabe Durham, whose first book Fun Camp is out this month from Publishing Genius. 

Our book review section contains coverage of The Exiles by Matthew Kirkpatrick (reviewed by Lauren Perez), Balloon Pop Outlaw Black by Patricia Lockwood (reviewed by Carmen Giménez Smith), Our Man in Iraq by Robert Perisic (reviewed by James Orbesen), and The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress by Scott Nadelson (reviewed by Tyler McMahon). 

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