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Editor's Note

Each September, Shot Glass Journal features poets from a particular country or region. Issue #11 features poets from the continent of Africa, faring from Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, The Gambia, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. These poets bring a voice unique to their culture, environment and personal experiences.

Shot Glass Journal #11 also represents the talents of international poets from Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Middle East, Peru, Turkey, the UK and US poets
from thirteen states

Issue #11 represents free verse poetry with many formal poetry forms such as Aphorisms, Blues Sonnet, Canzone, Double Rondeau, Haibun, Haiga, Mirror Cinquain, Monotetra, Nonet, and Triolet.

Poetry is a universal art that is sometimes trapped in its geographic limitations. International journals can help open the avenues to poets who might not be read in other countries, but the distribution of these journals may not reach everyone. As an on-line journal, we hope that Shot Glass provides the means to reach out to poets who have a message or a style unique to their current location, the mores, the emotions or the political views that shape their daily lives and to deliver that message to anyone within reach of the internet.

I am always amazed at the quality of poets our journal attracts. We hope you enjoy Issue #11 as much as we have enjoyed creating it.

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-- Mary-Jane Grandinetti

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