Welcome to the latest issue of The Petigru Review.
For us, as for many, the last two years have been a time to reflect, fortify, and gather resilience before emerging back into a changed world. The stories, poems, and essays published here, as well as our art, echo the times and concerns of their creators. A strong southern flavor comes across in many of the pieces in Issue 15, while at the same time we have welcomed work from a diversity of identities and localities.
Like trees, we draw strength from our roots and stretch towards the infinite sky. On behalf of Yvette, the readers, and the people at SCWA who helped make this issue happen, we welcome you in and hope you sit with us a while.
Maria S. Picone, Managing Editor