Letter from the Managing Editor We did it again! Nine editors cheerfully collaborated to create this content-rich, visually- unique sixth edition of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. From the opening of the submission window on September 1 through their final deadline of November 25, they debated selections, engaged in revisions with accepted authors,
Writing is nothing if not an act of bravery. We’re certainly not the first poets to acknowledge that. But in reading the collection of fine poems submitted to the Winter 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions, we co-editors were especially struck by the vulnerability and bravery in the submissions we received.
by Annie Lighthart One morning I was looking out the window when a great wild goodness came over me: I wanted to be kind to everything. I promised not to kill the big spider on the wall; in the cold I took the dog for the long walk she’d been wanting; I fetched a trash can
by Christine Gray Midnight. Interred in this sluggish vessel. Chugging onward toward a Lethe-colored sky, black as resignation, empty but for a faint glimmer of stars, stalking the train cabin through the haze of city lights, past a shadowed row of red maples and oaks. Standing guard. Sentinels raise their twisted limbs in dismay as the
by Hannah Sams i think i’d like to live a life where i’m surprised that i can climb out of bed in the morning or fall asleep without warning before the sun has even set before i’ve said every goodnight with my sheet untucked and my feet exposed i’d like a life like that i’d be