The third issue of Résonance is out now, and it’s a very special one, focused on the theme of Borderlands: North and South. Co-edited by poet Steven Riel and scholar Kristin Sánchez Carter, this issue places the work of Franco-American writers in conversation with that of Chicanx writers and others who live in the liminal spaces between nations, histories, or identities. As Riel points out in his introduction to the issue, the aim isn’t to compare the experiences of Franco-Americans on the U.S.’s northern border with those of Mexican- and Latin-Americans on the southern one, but rather “to bear witness to how creative writers address this physical, emotional, and psychic terrain in their work, and to learn from the dialogue that gets implicitly generated.”
Perfect for National Poetry Month, there are loads of poems in this issue, as well as fiction, CNF, and some really stellar visual art. My own contribution to the issue, a review of Dorianne Laux’s new and selected poems, Only As The Day Is Long, doesn’t respond to the theme, but I’m delighted to have something included. I’m also thrilled to be joining the Editorial Board as Book Reviews Editor, starting with the next issue. Happy spring!