Hot Metal Bridge

Current Issue : Number Twenty-Five

Note from the Poetry Editor

BY STEPHANIE CAWLEY

In this issue, we bring you poems of ocean, of sky, of deserts, of water, of oranges, of Pittsburgh, of museums, of ancestors, of California, of drowning, of protest, of anger, of love. Romella Kitchens, in “Eating an Orange,” writes, “an older Black / man sat with me talked sunlight and philosophy and enjoyed // an orange from my bag of dissident peacefulness as well.” My hope is that the poems in this issue make up a “bag of dissident peacefulness” that feeds you, that brings you nourishment both sweet and sharp, whose peels and seeds you can carry or scatter, whatever you need.