The brief paragraph above is a précis of a much longer story hinted at above in the sentence “We’ve just launched our first chapbook contest in almost 3 years.” The difficult part of the story is embedded in “almost 3 years,” the joyous in “we’ve.” Two and half years ago my life was touched by deep loss, and Diode Editions was side-lined while I came to terms with that loss. From loss came an opportunity for deep introspection and repair; from repair came a new love and partnership—the “we” of Law and I. In the past Diode Editions was a solitary labor of love. It’s still a labor of love, but it is now also an opportunity to work and create with someone I love, and there is no deeper joy than this. So, infused with elation, Diode Editions is back, and we’re looking forward to once again crafting beautiful books, and to supporting our authors, to give you, dear reader, poetry that touches, repairs, gives joy, speaks to love, loss, pain and joy; in short, to give you poetry that matters.
Patty Paine & Law Alsobrook