This issue celebrates the grassroots folk-soul sisters, Leah and Chloe, of Rising Appalachia* and their Rise Collective, "a crew of elaborate global performers, activists, youth educators, dancers, circus artists, yoginis, acrobatics, fire spinners, poets, aerialists, cultural workers, and more" ("The Rise Collective," 2015) and their creative outreach. We recommend spending a moment within this issue and one of Rising Appalachia's five self-produced albums. Letisia and I find meaning in the following songs, among others: "Closer," "I'll Fly Away," "Occupy," and "Swoon."
Welcome to Issue 3 of Petite Hound Press, which features the poem "Bear Looks into the Telescope" by the talented William Doreski as well as our Letisia Cruz's "Hunter."
POET William Doreski lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and teaches at Keene State College. His most recent book of poetry is The Suburbs of Atlantis (2013). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals.
ARTIST Letisia Cruz is the Resident Artist and Co-Editor of Petite Hound Press. She is a Cuban-American writer and illustrator enthralled by nature and the acute connection to form associated with illustration and poetry. Her visual vocabulary emerges through this focus and subsequently explores the connection between man and nature. She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University's MFA program and currently lives in Miami, FL.
* NOTE: This is Petite Hound Press' note of admiration & appreciation for Rising Appalachia, who is in no way affiliated with Petite Hound Press nor have they endorsed this issue.
REFERENCE: The Rise Collective. (2015). Retrieved from