We would like to send our best wishes and good thoughts to our friends in Japan at this difficult time. Many of our readers and some of our favourite poets reside in Japan and we sincerely hope that they have escaped the worst of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami. Whilst Japan continues to prove that its people are well prepared and equipped to cope with such adversity, we are also pleased to report that governments across the globe are sending help. Here’s hoping the recovery and clean-up are speedy and thorough. Our best wishes to you all.