Thanks for waiting patiently for the winter issue of JMWW. Between the Fall and Winter issues, we were busy at work on our second print anthology, JMWW Anthology II, which is now available from Lulu.com—I hope you find our selection of works from our 2007 issues as amazing as we did. To begin 2008, we're charmed to have novelist Michael Kimball provide this month's High Five. We were honored to preview selections from his forthcoming third novel, Dear Everybody, in our Fall issue. I will also be joining Michael to cohost the first literary prose reading series here in Baltimore, the 5ive:ten series. We hope you can come and enjoy the talent we were able to book!
We are estatic to have Lynn Silverman as our featured artist. The technical precision and use of light and shadow in Lynn's work is stunning; its pyshological ruminations haunting. I also want to welcome aboard Sandra Lew, who will be contributing book reviews as often as she can. This issue, she takes on one of my favorite authors, Huraki Murakami. We also feature reviews of Mathias B. Freese and Lauren Bender. Finally, we again feature a diverse array of fiction, flash, poetry, and biography.
Thanks again for making 2007 a great year for us. In 2008, we want to be even better. However, we're only as good as the incredible community of artists who take the time to share themselves with us. Please send us more of your work, your books and chapbooks for review, your art, your feedback, your abilites. There's no "I" in JMWW, but the "you" certainly is all over the joint.
Jen Michalski, Editor