It's been such a pleasure acting as guest editor for Shot Glass Journal #14. Hundreds of entries were received from around the world. For months, my email inbox exploded with colourful, poetic stories in sixteen lines or less.
It never fails to amaze me how beautifully a tale can be told with a minimum of words. A strong example of this are Dennis J Bernstein's poems. He uses less than a dozen words for maximum impact.
Short poems are dreamlike. They slip you into a vision, an emotion, a cloud of red. Then they snap away to be forgotten until you're sipping that third cup of coffee on a rainy Tuesday morning in the middle of a crowded downtown shopping mall.
When you come across a poem that hits you that way in Issue #14, feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our Glossary, Writers Archive and Archive sections.
We hope you enjoy this current Issue #14 of Shot Glass Journal.
-- Donna Gagnon
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