This one goes out to the artists who don’t talk enough and the writers who talk too much. I’m so happy my poem Aquatint appears in the second issue of The Indianapolis Review.

Thank you to editor Natalie Solmer and printmaker Lauren Kussro, whose lovely work also appears in the issue, for inspiring me and others.

It’s also an honor to be in the same issue with poet Mitchell Douglas, who was the outside reader for my MFA thesis.

Scratch away and be the way you are!

P.S. Lauren’s artist’s statement is wonderful. I’m thrilled to say I helped her craft it.