At some point in our lives, we all find ourselves on a search to find the songs that are the essence of life. In this issue, many of our contributors engaged music and song, examined harmony and dissonance, or was lyrical in form. The work in these pages speak to the power of music—or, in some cases, how music informs the way we live.
In this issue, we imagine God as a DJ, sing songs in a woodshed, and dream about whippoorwills who never stop singing. In these stories, our contributors move us all closer to finding the songs we were meant to sing.
FEATURING Melissa Reeser Poulin, Christina Lee, Brian Doyle, LaToya Watkins, Julie Quinn, Delro Rosco +2013 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize judged by Maurice Manning, winner Jay Kidd