10th Anniversary Issue
Welcome, readers, to the tenth-year issue of Town Creek Poetry.
I first began to think about an online journal in the fall of 2006, the first year of my doctoral studies.
Luckily, Jake Adam York, that great poet taken far too soon from us, volunteered to be our first featured poet. We decided to let our featured writers determine the content of their features. Some prefer to write a statement about their poetics or contemporary poetry culture (a fine example being Jack Butler's lengthy, elucidating, and controversial essay about "po-biz"); or if they wish, to include a series of photos that help illumine the world around which their poetry orbits, as in Daniel Corrie's excellent feature. We always include an interview with our featured poets, and that makes this 10th anniversary issue unique: Because we have three featured poets this time, we decided to the let the featured poets' work speak for itself. In this issue, you'll find poems by Rose McLarney, Destiny O. Birdsong, and Robert Lee Kendrick, whose distinct textures create a euphonious interplay. As well, we've used this occasion to publish the most poets in one issue thus far, and we're proud of the quality of each of these poems and the kindness and flexibility of the poets with whom we've worked.
In sum, Dan Morris, James Clinton Howell, and I are happy to celebrate our 10th year of Town Creek Poetry with such an august crew of poets. We thank you, our readers, for exploring the contents our modest journal, for often sending kind remarks, and for helping Town Creek Poetry to keep flowing.
William Wright, Founding Editor
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