Publisher's description: The Courtship of Winds was created in 2000 as an online journal publishing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and music. Publication of the journal was suspended in 2002 and resumed in 2016 with a new web design but the same emphasis on fine writing, art, and engagement in issues of the day.
While there is no narrow aesthetic determining the content of The Courtship of Winds, the hope is that having one editor making all final decisions will give the magazine the distinctive quality of art galleries that are curated by a single person. Recent issues include widely published poets such as L. Ward Abel, John Garmon, Tim Kahl, and Emily Strauss; poets who experiment with language, such as Peter J. Grieco and Felino A. Soriano; talented but lesser-known writers; an artist with work in major museums—Ira Joel Haber—as well as an artist with deep regional roots, Maine artist Abigail Read. Recent essays speak to issues of race and culture. A regular feature of Courtship is a “digital forum” that addresses an important social, cultural, or intellectual issue. Most recently, some teachers, administrators, and a congressman "sat down" to discuss education reform.