Edited by Erica Avey
Print design by Wiegand von Hartmann
Logo and site by Duane Dalton
Printed by Stückle Druck
Spectra began as an idea mid-pandemic when I heard about a community of people called Spellers. They cannot speak. Most of them have autism and use written word to express what they cannot say. This was the beginning. I wanted to create a publication for them to be read alongside other poets, both prominent and unknown, without publishing anyone solely based on their identity or ability. We each/all land somwhere along a variety of cultural and psychological spectra, but we share even more. I want to focus on that—what comes across. The point is the poetry. Spectra publishes poetry that connects, poetry that can be felt, poetry that unveils truths about earthly existance, and poetry as art.