This magazine is responsible for making me want to keep writing. Each month I get this magazine and within hours, I've read it nearly cover to cover. I've met Sy, and several authors including Sparrow and Alison Leuterman. Both the magazine and the people who write for it convey a commitment to mindfulness in daily life, and a dedication to using words to affect change. I hit the "Reader's Write" section first--a self-explanatory section where readers write on a given theme each month--and then dive into the poems, and short stories, saving the longer nonfiction interviews about current events for last. Good through and through, this is as close to a "must read" as I'll ever come, I imagine.