We begin our Spring edition of Inkapture with Crackers, where Jenny Danes takes a warm and discerning look at this seasonal tradition and presents the emotional experiences and familial ties between the generations. Pretzels by James B. Nicola uses the sensual to draw in its speaker, momentarily pausing to drive greater questions about human fulfillment.

Next comes a selection of poems by Meggie Royer. In I do Royer challenges our perceptions making the ordinary appear extraordinary through her use of invigorating and sensual imagery. Subsequently, we are taken into a whaling yard In Sail where the speaker looks back at their experiences to uncover their past and how it has changed them. We end with Royer’s evocative use of visual imagery in Twinning, where fragility and strength are juxtaposed to convey confrontation with one’s physical identity.