cosmos

Cosmos: n. The universe seen as a well-ordered whole, a harmonious system. 

Powder Keg Magazine’s bonus issue Cosmos has a series of poems written in response to Carl Sagan’s book of the same name. As the editors note in the introduction: “Optimism, curiosity, and a desire to critically engage with the universe in which we live, all lie at the heart of our survival. These are also attributes of great poetry, and they can be seen in each and every one of the poems in this issue.”