I’ve been reading through the many (many!) submissions to Sustenance, and they are so diverse, so wise and lush, so true to the spirit of our city, such necessary nourishment in these fractured times. The Poetry Ambassadors have gathered incredible selections from their various communities, pieces that astonish. And now as I move through the open submissions, I keep reading and finding pieces that make me say to myself, Yes! Yes, we must include this one, and this. This, too; I’ve never read anything like this before.
I’m grateful for every one of these submissions. I know it will be exquisitely difficult to make the final selections. I’ve already requested a length extension from Anvil!
Thank you to all who submitted, and please keep doing the work of connecting, of reaching out, of taking gentle, sustaining care of yourselves and those in the circles around you.