Triggerfish Editor C.M. Bailey answers the question "How Did We Get Here?" in his editorial to issue #1 of this new online journal: "A few years ago, we began a journey to translate the fundamental values of our poetry site (criticalpoet.com) into a journal. The Critical Poet's mission is to provide poets with a safe harbor to engage with other writers, to work, to fail and to improve, all the while providing feedback through critiques. Not everyone takes criticism easily, however, it is only through this process that a writer can expect to grow. We wanted to bring that forward and there seemed no better way than with a journal."
Issue #1 includes a feature with poet Carla Conley, as well as works by Heather Lazarus, Colin James, Lise Whidden, Mary Susan Clemons, Ellen Bihler, Lisa Cronkhite, Lesley Dame, Donal Mahoney, Howie Good, Jasmine Templet, Lynn Otto, S. Thomas Summers, Leanne Drapeau, Dave Mehler, and Mal.
Triggerfish is published quarterly and open for submissions: Summer deadline May 15; Fall deadline August 15; Winter deadline December 15; Spring deadline March 15.