For this issue, we asked for your poetry focused on queer identity, relationships, experiences, and politics. Not just your love poems: we sought your experiments, your musings, your polished worry stones, your secrets shaped into song. We could not be more pleased with the wonderful poets who answered our call. Each of the eight creators we selected for this special issue endeavor to put the queer body to language and in so doing, reveal the body as funhouse mirror; the body as language; the language we make with the body; the body as vessel and keeper: of place, of memory, of pleasure, of life, of death; the body reclaimed; the body as sign; the body as stock and trade; the body as regenerative; the body as uncategorizable; the body as ineffable. What can and can’t our language reveal? The poets below want to find out.
-- Mary Mezzano & A.M. Wild, Editors-in-Chief