I love it when I open a journal and serendipitously the first piece I read is a winner. This recently happened when I picked up Pebble Lake Review and turned to Ted Gilley's poem "Password," which begins "Young Dewey's head / was shaped like a melon. / His password was I'm ripe. / His brother Matthew's was / I blow up mailboxes. / Mine was just ignore me." Although it includes several book reviews and works of fiction, including Dave Housley's hit-the-nail-on-the-head, slice-of-life piece, "Where We're Going," this issue focuses on poetry. It includes poems by Denise Duhamel, Kelli Russell Agodon, Judith Skillman, C.J. Sage, Dan Rosenberg, Barry Ballard, Paula Bohince, and some two dozen other poets. For their wonderful imagery, I recommend "Measure Twice, Cut Once" and "House Diptych" by Bernadette Geyer. I also suggest that readers visit the journal’s website, where they can listen to selected audio files of the authors reading their own works—a great addition to the print journal.