edited by Doug Holder
Russell Koty works for a real estate appraisal firm in Ball Square and raised in Somerville. Koty’s poems have such power because he recognizes that those emotions and thoughts which we think are the most personal and private are actually the most universal. Too many poets pull back, afraid to reveal too much. Yet, the deeper and further Koty goes, the more familiar the terrain. The more familiar the twinge. His journey is our journey, he is just braver than we. To have your poems considered by the Lyrical , send them along with a brief bio to: Doug Holder, 25 School St., Somerville, Ma. 02143; email@example.com.