Here we are in August! The end-of-summer storms have finally arrived and I have spent most of this last week preparing myself for inevitable September, listening to Vivaldi, and slow roasting tomatoes in the oven. Perhaps most importantly, I’ve also been putting the finishing touches on Issue Six.
Without further ado, welcome to Noodle Soup!
If possible, we recommend reading this issue with a steaming bowl of udon, chicken noodle, pho, or whatever strikes your fancy. You might do well to conjure up some rain and find a comfortable place to relax and take in the works of our twelve contributors.
Noodle Soup is about slowing down and taking time to interrogate the past. As Sean Glatch writes in his poem What the Roads Did, “The liminal spaces are always the most haunted.” There are some strange summer ghosts blossoming everywhere in the issue and we hope you take the time to get to know them.
We thank you so much for all of your continued support over these past two years. Here is to the end of summer and many more issues to come!