I'm very excited about the next issue of CNQ, which has apparently gone to the printers. The coolest thing about it is a festschrift for one of the country's most under-appreciated senior poets: John Smith. Besides my contribution (an expanded version of a piece I wrote several years ago), there are many other takes from different angles on Smith's enormous literary and educational contributions. And best of all, a chapbook's worth of Smith's own innovative and mind-expanding sonnets. This is going to be a great issue. Kudos to Dave Hickey for pulling together the Smith section.