My daughter, wise beyond her 15 years, summed up Winnipeg the other day: “Everybody hates it here, but nobody wants to leave.” Her solution was that we should just all agree to pick up and move the entire city — imagining a mass relocation to some sunnier realm, like when The Simpsons moved Springfield because its citizens had trashed the joint. It’s the best plan I’ve heard yet. These poets, from in and around Winnipeg, all of whom have published no more than two trade books (many unpublished in book form, some unpublished before now), might have a better plan, coded within these poems. Please, if you know Dan Brown, convince him to read through this portfolio and crack the code. It’s our only hope!!! Your Editor, Jonathan Ball   THE POETS Candice G. Ball Taylor Daigneault-Patterson Michelle Daly Kristian Enright Joanne Epp j robert ferguson Ariel Gordon Hannah Green Luann Hiebert Eileen Mary Holowka Adam Kroeker Kevin Kvas Laura Lamont Ted Landrum Matthew Legall Louella Lester Jenn Angela Lopes Jay Lubiansky Chris Macalino Janis Maudlin Kegan McFadden Maurice Mierau Carmelo Militano Adam Petrash Davis Plett Marika Prokosh Kerry Ryan Angeline Schellenberg Cam Scott Aaron Simm John Stintzi Chimwemwe Undi Melanie Dennis Unrau Sarah Lynn Vaage Joshua Whitehead