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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Editor's Note

Each issue of Shot Glass Journal surprises me in new ways. If it isn't the variety of poets from countries we've never reached before, or poetry forms we've never published before, or the volume of submissions we receive, it's the quality of the poems we get to share with our readers.

Shot Glass Journal Issue #37 offers our readers a selection of form and free verse poetry by poets from Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Finland, India, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, the UK and the US. This current issue adds 2 new poetry forms to our Glossary of Poetic Forms, bringing the total number to 67 poetry forms published.

Be sure to visit our Writer Archive and read the over 1000 poets we've published over these previous 36 issues, and visit the issues Archive to browse the previous issues of Shot Glass Journal.

I'd also like to bring attention to Muse-Pie Press' community poem. In March 2020, Muse-Pie Press invited its poets to participate in creating a world-wide Community poem. We wanted to capture the individual experiences and insights of these poets regarding the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic. There were 220 submissions received from 16 countries. R. G. Rader, publisher of Muse-Pie Press, compiled each line and crafted the poem "Pandemic: A Community Poem", into a poem of seven parts. Please visit the Muse-Pie Press site at

We hope you enjoy Issue #37.

Wishing you peace and health,
– Mary-Jane Grandinetti

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