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Editor's Note

I'm pleased to say that this issue Shot Glass Journal #41 is the one of the most comprehensive issues we've published to date. The selection process was made more difficult due to the almost double volume of submissions we received this issue. We also feature poets from more countries than we've published in one issue before. You'll find form and free verse poetry by poets from Australia, Bahamas, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Palestine, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, the UK, Zimbabwe, and the US.

I'd like to thank our webmaster Lonnard Dean Watkins who spends countless days formatting each page of the journal, and archiving our previous poets and journals so we can keep the history of Shot Glass Journal and its poets.

Be sure to visit our Writer Archive and read the over 1000 poets we've published over these previous 40 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 #41.

Wishing you peace and health,
– Mary-Jane Grandinetti

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