‘Always there is someone approaching a place’
– A.F. Moritz
Welcome to The High Window #2. We were so heartened by the positive response to the inaugural issue in Spring (now available via the archive link) that we worked hard at matching the same standards in the June issue. It would be good to hear from you if we have succeeded?
The essay in this issue reflects the focus on German poetry in the translation section. The poets featured and, indeed, the translators, are stellar names. We welcomed Natalie Rees to The High Window team as reviews editor, and Natalie has organised a vibrant range of books for review and commissioned talented reviewers. We always want to support poets with books recently published, so the reviews section will always try to be reflective of the ‘now’ in poetry publishing. The American poet Nicole Callihan introduces herself ‘in conversation with’ and the art work by Jane Burn continues our interest in presenting new art by contemporary artists.
As in the first issue, there is an equal number of female and male poets featured. This is not planned (but we like it). We are also delighted at the age range of the poets across our first two issues, from a poet in his early twenties to a poet aged 90! There are luminous names featuring here, but some poets having work published for the first time. Overall these poems, in a range of styles and forms, are beautiful, unusual, questioning. A big thank you to all our contributors. We would not have a journal without you.
Finally, just as the High Window Press published Anthony Costello’s Angles & Visions to coincide with its inaugural issue, the editors are now pleased to announce the publication of James W. Wood’s The Emigrant’s Farewell. Copies can be purchased via our Press page, where you will find further details and reviews of James’s book. You will also find information about our previous and forthcoming publications: Dust, a new chapbook by Bethany W. Pope, and the anthology, Four American Poets, which will include work by Nicole Callihan, our current Featured American Poet.
Enjoy reading through The High Window.