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Welcome to the first issue of the Horn & Ivory zine. One of a coming five, we hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as we & our contributors loved creating it. Baptisms is all about beginnings. Beginnings of the body, beginnings of time, beginnings of that hole in your chest that lives with you now. It's about the start of things, their origins, taking a teleological approach to our own histories. In this issue we have poems that float, poems that drown & poems that wrap their hands around your ankles and pull.

We hope you'll enjoy the feeling just as much as we do.

Thank you to everyone who submitted to this issue & especially thanks to our contributors who made the first step in this journey possible; who helped to turn our dream into a reality. We can't wait to spend another fevered night with you.

Submissions are open for our next issue. As the quarter moon hovers between Pisces & Cetus, we want to know what your dreams have to tell us & what you have to say about them.

sending you love & gentle dreams
the editor &
the Horn & Ivory team
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