If we had a dollar for everytime we heard the word “unprecedented” since March, we’d be independently wealthy women, delivering pizza and books to all our friends. Of course, it is true. We’re in a new reality, a dystopian novel that hopefully has a happy ending. But here’s the thing: life actually still goes on, doesn’t it? Time passes, our hair grows (and we can’t get it cut), everything outside is greening up and blooming. And people are making art. Beautiful, important, healing art. We’re excited to bring you a little bit of that in this, the second issue of Change Seven.
We’re proud of the diversity represented in this issue, both in work and in creators. Our featured writer is Marianne Worthington, a fierce and fantastic Appalachian poet. We are also super excited to introduce you to the new Books section, which includes book reviews, as well as a craft essay, and an interview with one of our favorite writers, Silas House.
Also, an announcement: We are pleased to tell you that starting now, poet, teacher, musician extraordinaire Doug Van Gundy is joining Change Seven as the poetry editor. We are thrilled to have him, and readers will be too. Thank you, Doug.
We hope that you will enjoy reading this issue of Change Seven as much as we have enjoyed putting it together. Let’s embrace these moments of joy, no matter how small, together.
Natalie & Melissa