July 2022


Dear Reader,

What does it mean to be first?


Like the first song on a set list or the first of many loves, the beginning of any sequence leaves an impression and informs what follows.

Issue One of Equatorial comprises poems from five undergraduate writers whose works embrace the spirit of exploration—of the world, self, and craft—and vibrate with linguistic energies each their own. Their voices intrigue and inspire; and together they have laid the groundwork for a publication that seeks to share the beauty of the daring and inquisitive.

We are grateful for our writers, submitters, and, of course, for you. 

Thank you for reading.

Benjamin Faro