From the Editors
Welcome to our first issue as editors of Frogpond. We hope that you have enjoyed the new cover design and the changes in the layout of the pages in between. Such mutations are as inevitable as new menus when different chefs take over a kitchen. The meals on the old menu might have been delicious, but the new masters of the stoves and cutting boards can’t help but make changes based on their their different perceptions and judgment.
Most of you will have noticed by now that we have also substantially altered the submission procedure. This was done to make the editorial process more efficient. With only a two-month submssion period for each issue, we will be in a better position to judge the quality of what has been sent to us. It will also free up time needed for our other duties: design, layout, proofreading, printing . . .
In terms of content, we have introduced a new column, “Revelations: Unedited.” For each issue, we will invite a different poet to reveal trade secrets or pet peeves or whatever else he or she wants to say. By “Unedited,” we mean eactly that—there will be no run-through in the test kitchen. The poet will have total freedom, but, of course, with that will also come total responsibility.
Please give us your feedback on 31:2. We are always searching for ways to make improvements.
George Swede, Editor
Anita Krumins, Assistant Editor
Box 279, Station P
Toronto, ON M5S 2S8