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Preface to the March 2022 Issue

From the desk of the editor
March 18, 2022

Dear all,

It is with great joy that I welcome you to another iteration of Carmina Magazine. Just like our September issue, this month's offering is similarly diverse and wide-ranging, showcasing over forty original pieces of art, poetry, and prose, each richly full of many different voices, perspectives, dreams, and ideas. If you are able, I encourage you to set aside some time to slowly read through each part of this issue and immerse yourself in these diverse mythological worlds and individual points of view. Each piece is uniquely diverse in its own way—original retellings, re-threadings, re-imaginings of myths both familiar and obscure—but each creative work ultimately leads us back to a shared human root: our innate desire for community, for sharing, for dreaming. We might be worlds apart in terms of our culture, our geography, our personal experiences, but at the end of the day we are all human, and I hope that, through celebrating and appreciating our diverse mythologies, we can all bring ourselves a little closer to each other, at least for a moment or two. At Carmina, everyone's stories are welcome, because we all have stories worth sharing.

It truly is an honor as Carmina's editor to be able to share this experience with you, especially in times when the world feels so large, scary, and uncertain. Thank you, once again, to everyone who reads, contributes, and comments—your support means more than you can imagine.

I hope you enjoy this latest issue.

Clarabelle Miray Fields

Founder and managing editor