The poems in Issue 6 (which heralds a long-awaited Spring) are not connected in the straightforward ways that poems in previous issues have been. These poems are a mosaic of distinct voices—rather than a chorus, we hear a series of solos.
As things tend to happen organically, we also found some artists whose work seems entirely new for us, in particular photographers Diego Enrique Flores and Peter Croteau, as well as Ruth Dusseault. We chose to continue celebrating the brilliance of illustrator Seo Kim in this issue with both her cover image and her original artwork created to complement "About A Boat." We simply can't say enough about how excited we are that Radar has become a platform not only for a range of poets, but for emerging and established artists working in a variety of media.
We hope you enjoy our regularly featured interview, this time with poet and memoirist Amanda Auchter. While we originally met Amanda through her poetry (The Glass Crib, The Wishing Tomb), it is her latest project (a memoir) that has our attention. We feel a particular affinity for Amanda, the founding editor of Pebble Lake Review, a journal we followed and admired for its entire 11-year run.
As you are reading this, we are flinging open the submissions doors for Issue 7 and beyond. Send us your best, your brightest, the poems you've been saving for your favorite journal. And, as always, happy reading.
Rachel Marie Patterson and Dara-Lyn Shrager, Editors