Note from the Editors

Amal says: Happy New Year, one and all!

This issue, coming out of the holidays, we're reflecting on families. Hopefully, no matter how harrowing your own holiday experiences may have been, you'll find something in these poems to make you count your blessings.

You may also note that our layout has changed shape as well as content. Thanks to the heroic efforts of one Dmitri Zagidulin, our Wanton Webmaster of Wish-fulfillment and Wonderfulness, this is Goblin Fruit's new look. We expect it will be wieldier as well more shapely and delicious. Please let us know what you think!

This issue is brought to you by flickering candlelight, the smell of beeswax, and a bell chiming the witching hour through the cold, damp air. We wish you all the warmth the Cornish coast currently lacks.

Jess says: Really, we do want to know what you think about a number of things. We're throwing the floor open to your questions and suggestions! Our three-year anniversary is coming up in April; what would you like to see us do more of? Poetry reviews? Contests? Interviews with poets, and if so, who? Would you be interested in a Goblin Fruit podcast? Please direct comments to either goblinfruit at gmail dot com with an appropriate subject title (i.e., "Suggestion: elaboration," "Comment: etc." "Question: quo vadis?") or wander over to our blog and leave us your farthings, ha'pennies and tuppence.

Thanks to all our fabulous contributors. Now go on and sample their winter fruit.