Hey Cargo family,
Welcome to Issue ten! This summer has been a beautiful stretch of time and space on Prince Edward Island, and I hope that everyone has had lovely travels, campfire nights, loud family barbecues, long quiet stargazes, salty beaches, and everything else in between.
In Creative Nonfiction, we have Marcia DeSanctis with “Falling”, Paul Lindholdt’s account of his investigation in “Broncos in the Salon”and the first chapter of my own memoir in the excerpt of “Unpacked: from PEI to Palawan,” a memoir of grief, longing, and world travel.
In Poetry, we have stories of Tuna Men and Egg ladies by Adam Pollak, Directions to Mary Crane’s by Laura LeHew, reflections on droughts, and kites, and more in “Naufrago” by Paul Smith, and musings on Memorial Day and Terminal Illness with Laura Scharhag. These poems carry tenderness, divisiveness, and even a fish taco or two!
We have one fiction piece this month, by emerging Canadian writer Olivia Robinson, whose piece we published as the winner of Battle Tales: A Mostly True Story. Olivia Robinson’s work blends the rugged shores of Newfoundland and the fierce opinions of the ocean in “Words from the Whale”.
Finally, in Art, we have Indonesian photography by Kevin Andrean in “Out of Control“, our feature cover artist JR Paradiso with “Certified”, and Vietnam veteran William Crawford with “Forensic Foraging Motif.” (Watch for the Panama hats!)
Enjoy your back to schools, your fall breezes, and your returns to normalcy.
Image header "PEI Provincial Park" by Andrew Bain