We all see things differently - so much so that communication, community, and society may be minor miracles. Do others see us the way we see ourselves? How do our opinions colour our reactions? How much do we read into what we see? The sixteenth installment of our annual anthology, the "Chrysalis Reader", focuses on perception, both physical and spiritual. Writers from all walks of life share their poetry, short fiction, and essays on how life's twists and turns affect how we see ourselves, each other, and the world. These varied insights combine to form their own lens on reality, allowing the reader to see the world through other people's eyes.
Robert F. Lawson s poetry has appeared in "Three Rivers Poetry Journal," "Salt Lick," "Plum Review," "Phoenix," "Negative Capability," "Lullwater Review," "Kalliope," "Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, " and others. He is currently the major gifts and planned giving officer for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. A co-editor for the Chrysalis Reader and former editor for Simon & Schuster, Lawson does freelance editing and writing consultation as time permits. Carol S. Lawson holds a master s degree in creative writing and literature from Bennington College. Her long and varied career in publishing has included editing a medical journal for Harper & Row, publications work for the U.S. Public Health Service and the Environmental Protectio"