Editor's Note
Bay Laurel  |  Vol. 2, Iss. 3  |  Autumn 2013
October 7, 2013
San Marcos, Texas, U.S.A.

Dear Readers,

      As I write to you from a new place, the sweltering summer heat is beginning to yield to the milder days of fall. Change is in the air. And here at Bay Laurel, we're celebrating our anniversary (a little late). We published Volume 1, Issue 1 last autumn. Thank you to all of our readers and contributors. It's been a great year.

     This time around, we bring you a slim volume (figuratively speaking) of eight new works. We're lucky to have three brilliant new contributors making their Bay Laurel debuts: Kentucky-based writer and artist Amanda Crum, NEA Fellowship Recipient John Oliver Simon, and Pushcart Prize nominee Gary Glauber. Also in this issue, we're treated to the triumphant return of one of our favorite Bay Laurel poets. Daniel Klawitter, whose witty, inventive verse graced the pages of our very first issue, delights and challenges us with four more of his uniquely satisfying poems. I'm so pleased that we get to share all of these great pieces with you. So lay aside your cares for a while and enjoy our Autumn 2013 issue.

Thank you for reading,

Timothy Connor Dailey
Founder and Editor-in-Chief