This and subsequent issues are dedicated to my beloved friend, co-founder of WORDPEACE and poetry editor, Monica Hand who passed on December 16, 2016 after a short illness. She was a PhD student at the University of Missouri and a professor at Stephens College, and has been a force for poetry through her enthusiasm, her scholarship and through her book, “me and Nina” which won the Alice James Award in 2012. Monica was looking forward to a new book to be published in 2018, also from Alice James.
Here is a link to some of her poems in RaedLeafPoetry.
WORDPEACE is now back online, in response to the recent political upheavals. Thank you all for your wonderful work and your support and friendship.