And now a word from the editor:

Big moves here at KotaPress. We are hitting the road during the month of September, and so we've combined our September and October issue and published them now. Once we are back from the road trip, we'll update and offer even newer stuff for October. And we'll have new contact information, too. We'll let you know about those updates as they come.

This issue offers some amazing works from Ruth Daigon whose new book "Payday at the Triangle" gives us a powerful reminder of our history, of how much our ancestors gave to give us a better world today, of how overwhelming and long-lasting the effects of loss can be. As a mother who continues to build a legacy for my own son in the hopes that his life and death were not in vain, I have great respect for Daigon's work here as she keeps the fallen and the survivors of the Payday fire alive for us here. Please see our Behind the Scenes chat with her, too. Her personal insights on researching for the creation of this work are moving.

In addition to featuring Ruth Daigon's work, we also have awesome works from Trevor Hewitt who gives us some food for thought as we make our way through the months of September and October. We have everything else from Route 31 to Chamomile and Cheesecake as well as Grandmother's Flower.

I'm hoping in October to be able to add a page featuring poetic works from bereaved parents in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. If you or someone you know has works that fit this theme, please email me at by Sept 15th. I'll do my best to get back to you and to offer that as featured addition in the first week of October.

Also, this issue we are announcing that John Fox has agreed to do a Poetic Medicine workshop in benefit of Mrs. Duck! We are so honored that he'll be reading at our October 24th event, and now that he's offering workshop that following weekend-- we are just bowled over by his graciousness! We hope that all of you will take this opportunity to get the amazing benefit of working with John in this workshop AND to support Mrs. Duck at the same time. See our featured articled "KP Announces" for more details.

As we travel around during the month of September, I hope to have intermitten access to my email account. If and when I do have access, I'll do a bit of journal writing and send updates off to all of you with our latest news. Here's to travel and manifesting abundance as we move into our new space for KotaPress!

Miracles to you,

Kara L.C. Jones, Dakota's Mommy
Editor-In-Chief, KotaPress

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