Many many thanks to those who submitted their work to Cargo Literary these past few months. The learning curve is steep but we are now rolling through our list of submissions and have begun working on Issue 7.
In essay, you will find two pieces about Cuba by contributor Peter Samson and co-authors Sd Williams / Justine Williams. It is an interesting time to read about Cuba as the country opens up to more travellers and trade from the United States, and we welcome more stories! This month, read “Ten Baseballs and the Opening of Cuba” and “La Peña de Rock: Saving Rock and Roll in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba“.
Furthermore, we have lovely essays by Terril Shorb (“How I Lost the Lottery and Won a World“) and Ben Burgholzer ( “Another Dam Undone”) about the gentle balance of nature — rocky paths, loose rocks and tall trees.
In poetry, we are lucky to featuring both experienced and emerging voices: love letters, dedications, and meditations. Read works by Mary Ellen Chiles, Adam Gellings, Cheswayo Mphanza, and Hussain Ahmed.
Lastly we are thrilled to be putting forward the photography of Melanie Faith and visual artist Amy Oestreicher. Journey through their work in “Domestic Whirlwind” and “Art of the Detour”.
Thanks again to my tireless editors Kathy Large, Tyler Brewington, Jeremy Nelson, Betty-Joe McCarville and Kara Lawler.
Now please peruse the issue and share with your friends. We are on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CargoLit/ and Twitter at https://twitter.com/CargoLit.
Enjoy the early summer and we will see you again in August.
Photo header credit "Lupine" by Dawn Endico