When we typically think of summertime, we think of travel, new and unfamiliar territory, adventures, gathering points, and of course sunshine. In this issue, we hit the proverbial road, learning about people and places up and down America’s East Coast, from Florida to New York City, with a side trip to India. Along the way, we encounter a constantly evolving South – one that is made of the old and the new, of natives and newcomers – some of whom embrace the confluence of cultures and ideas, and others who are nostalgic for the past. As we move through these places, we pause to remember Doris Betts and Cy Twombly, both of whom have left an indelible impression on the imaginations of authors and artists for generations to come. As summer comes to an end with cooler weather on the way, hopefully this issue will inspire you to remember the poetry of your own summers.