While creating this issue, a frequent question asked was, “What’s the theme?” I said that there was none, and there wasn’t, but looking now at the pieces we’ve collected it is undeniable that a common thread runs through them, and that is the time in which they were written.
I am not speaking of pandemics or politics, but of the tail-end of Winter, moving into Spring.
There is a chemical reaction between death and beauty, and flowers rise from it. That is what we have to offer here: nothing always soft, nothing always pretty, but something always bubbling with that reaction.
Sometimes we have no beauty to offer but the words with which we present an ugly thing. Nonetheless, that is beauty. Sometimes we have no beauty to offer but the fact that we have survived to tell a tragic tale. Nonetheless, that is beauty.
Here, reader, we hope you find that beauty.
And so it’s my pleasure to present this, the first issue of March Hare Magazine. As we emerge from what will surely be remembered as an infamously oppressive winter, we hold this offering in our hands.
Magdalene Benveniste is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of March Hare Magazine. In 2010, she was the recipient of a National Gold Medal from the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards.