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Editor’s Note: Issue 8

Among the poems in this issue are several written by young people in juvenile detention. Our thanks to their teachers, Dennis Morton in Santa Cruz and Jim Moreno in San Diego, for getting those poems to us. Both have written commentaries for us about teaching in those institutions. And many thanks to Thomas E. Kennedy for sending us the brilliant, chilling essay and the poems by Eduardo Ramirez from prison.

If other poet-teachers in juvenile detention institutions or prisons or VA hospitals would like to send us poems or encourage those they teach to send poems to Serving House Journal, we will read them with care and respect and publish those we think merit publication in SHJ.

—Steve Kowit, Poetry Editor, for Serving House Journal

—Please send electronic submissions only:   servinghousejournal [at] gmail [dot] com

“...we have been born here to witness and celebrate. We wonder at our purpose for living. Our purpose
is to perceive the fantastic. Why have a universe if there is no audience?” — Ray Bradbury