We waited for thaw and found thirty-three fired-up voices circumnavigating “the bottom of winter”: D.A. Lockhart, Noah Cain, James Lindsay, Mollie Coles Tonn, Chelsea Coupal, Alyda Faber, and Anuradha Vijayakrishnan, to name a few. Ice or meltwater? An opening or a closing? Breakdown or repair? These poets ask us to read through the damage to the complexity of the task at hand, the healing available within and beyond the page.