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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Editor's Note

The new issue of Shot Glass Journal #34 presents some unique poetry forms from an international poetry community. Experimentation with poetry can lead to exciting new and creative poetry. However, there are times when experimentation becomes nothing more than a gimmick. Poetry has always been progressive and fluid, with renewed and new poetry forms, free verse, and spoken word poetry, but if experimentation becomes the focus, the meaning of the poetry itself gets lost. The poets in this issue have used methods to keep the poetic voice alive even within their experimental attempts.

SG Issue #34 features new and returning poets from Australia, Canada, England, India, Ireland, Nigeria, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Spain, the UK and the US.

Please visit our Archive and Writer Archive to read more of your favorite poets and our Glossary to see all of the different poetry forms we've published over the years.

I'd also like to bring attention to Muse-Pie Press' community poem. In March 2020, Muse-Pie Press invited its poets to participate in creating a world-wide Community poem. We wanted to capture the individual experiences and insights of these poets regarding the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic. There were 220 submissions received from 16 countries. R. G. Rader, publisher of Muse-Pie Press, compiled each line and crafted the poem "Pandemic: A Community Poem", into a poem of seven parts. Please visit the Muse-Pie Press site at

We hope you enjoy Issue #33.

Wishing you peace and health,
– Mary-Jane Grandinetti

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