As this issue goes to the virtual press, news reports are indicating that over 50,000 souls perished in the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6th, 2023.

Such a loss, to those of us who may be sitting comfortably reading this, can be easily seen as a tragedy beyond all possible imagination. Our hearts and prayers go sincerely to those who are suffering and those who have suffered.

On February 17th, our poetry editor, Erin Murphy, published a poem in honor of all who have been affected. We hope that this might bring a small sliver of hope amid such a difficult time.

Aftermath – by Erin Murphy