Letter From Guest Editor Aaron Delee
It is with great pleasure I introduce you to Issue 3.1 of “Kettle Blue Review.” The issue began with co-editors Lana and Virginia asking me to guest-edit the issue over a meeting at Chicago’s Ogilvie station, an intersection of sorts in the heart of the city. It is a place of being between, yet where movement is made in a moment.
Similarly, the work contained in this issue of “Kettle Blue Review” represents a variety of movements and acts as a junction. We’ve published the best of the many submissions received. The poetry here ranges from Brian D. Morrison’s extra-terrestrial leap to Kathleen Rooney’s ekphrastic brushstrokes of René Magritte. The work explores turning and returning from Tammy Robacker’s deer in the yard to Stephen Zerance’s hymn with dancing. From Sam Sax’s PCP trip to Franki Elliot’s stop on the street. From Ruben Quesada’s invitation amid all this running around to Brian Oliu’s translation of flight.
I hope you will join me in considering the possibilities of being wayward, as well as on track. These poems offer worlds of wonder. Savor the journey while reading Issue 3.1 of “Kettle Blue Review.”