In case you've just joined us, welcome to The Best American Poetry blog. We've been up and running since our "soft launch" in January. The editor is David Lehman ("DL"), the managing editor is Stacey Harwood ("sdh"), our West Coast correspondent is Jenny Factor, our Midwest correspondent is Jim Cummins, and Correspondent-at-Large is Mitch Sisskind. We regularly run the work of guest bloggers (by invitation only) and the range of our interests is wide. We hope you will bookmark this page and return often.