“Even in the digital age, the letter exerts a mysterious pull . . . ,” write the editors. “But for the young girls on our cover [of Poet Lore], walking to the mailbox was a serious rural ritual, the day’s post a lifeline linking farm routes and cities, family and friends . . . What kind of lifeline does poetry offer, what kind of ‘news’?”
I found that the colors on this issue of Cutbank are stunning, and if you look closer, you realize it’s a collage of birds. It’s a mixed media painting on canvas titled “The Birds of Wonderland” by Nanuka Tchitchoua in 2009.
Lost in Thought‘s new cover (and the design of the issue as a whole) is definitely eye-catching. Unfortunately, I can’t locate the artist of the cover image, but it does indicate that the issue contains art by Haley Friesen and ink work by Nobuhiro Sato.