Editor’s Note by Kristina Marie Darling

It is truly an honor to introduce the thirtieth issue of Tupelo Quarterly. In addition to featuring new work by such literary luminaries as Bruce Bond, J. Hope Stein, Amish Trivedi, and Geoff Bouvier, we are excited to highlight many exciting new voices. Writing by Avia Tadmor, Ann Pedone, and Simi Singh, for instance, shows us the infinite number of forms that innovation and artistic risk can take. 

This issue is one of our best ones yet, representing a full range of aesthetic approaches, formal predilections, and writerly influences. In many ways, this diversity arises from our Senior and Associate Editors’ impressive array of critical and creative projects, and the infinitely varied questions they ask of language. As always, it is a pleasure to showcase their interests in our Editorial Features section, highlighting the myriad influences that shape our magazine and its offerings. Similarly, our Editors’ Selections in Poetry, Prose, and Visual Art showcase work that has been important to our editors’ development as creative practitioners and critical thinkers.

Beginning on August 1st, we will be open to submissions for our next issue, TQ31. As always, we look forward to reading your work. In the meantime, I hope you will peruse TQ’s vast and luminous offerings. Happy summer, and enjoy!