The ninth issue of So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library will launch October 3, 2020 during Banned Books Week. Each year, the issue focuses on a Vonnegut-related theme, and in 2020, that theme is Civic Engagement. My poem “O City of Effortful Joys” appears in the issue. You can read more about the issue on the KVLM site, and you can order it here. And if that weren’t enough, you can watch a video of me talking about the poem. In addition, I’ll be participating in a launch event on Oct. 3, which you can register for here. Thank you to Meredith Cummings, Julia Whitehead, Beth Ann Broadhurst, and everyone on the KVML team for making it happen. I’d also like to thank Jesse Wellman, Christina Regon, and all the nurses I know, who helped inspire the poem.