Dear Readers,

Welcome to Issue Five of 4squarereview. We're delighted you’re coming back each month to find reviews of new books, this month including Starshine & Clay (Four Way Books) by Kamilah Aisha Moon and reviewed by Valerie Duff-Strautmann, We Became Summer (NYQ Books) by Amy Barone and reviewed by Brian Fanelli, and another group of chapbooks, this time published by Ursus Americanus Press, reviewed by Tyler Flynn Dorholt. Next month, I'll return with a review of Joe Milazzo’s The Habiliments (Apostrophe Books)

Also, up front, I'd like to share gratitude for the Harriet blog picking up reviews from Issue Two and Issue Four

We’ve been pleasantly overwhelmed with the amount of interest we've received from authors and publishers over the last few months. Please keep reaching out, and I’ll keep trying to respond in as timely a fashion as I can. Quickly the 4squarereview endeavor has grown into something with its own life, the aesthetics and functions of which I'm still figuring out myself.

Here's something I do know, though: In the next two months, look our for reviews of Fight Songs (Eyewear Publishing) by Cal Freeman and Body & Glass (Wave Books) by Rodney Koeneke, along with Milazzo in June, and Wendy Chen’s Unearthings (Tavern Books), Susan Lewis’ Zoom (The Word Works), and Jennifer Kwonn Dobbs’ Interrogation Room (White Pine Press) in July.

In the meantime, be in touch, spread the word, and happy reading and writing.

See you next month for another series of titles.