For the past month or so, we have been touched by the outpouring of support for our new authors (Tara Betts, Antoinette Brim, Curtis L. Crisler) and their debut poetry collections. Thanks to fellow writers and poetry aficionados across the country, a door was opened for them during these hard economic times. The patronage shown these authors proves that there is still a powerful and viable market for poetry. Poetry should never be allowed to die; this world needs it now more than ever. It is our hope that this show of support will continue and build to the point where we have an unshakeable and consistent network of writers and readers ready to face the challenges of the new publishing paradigm--together.