published in Volume 1, Issue 1 on January 15th, 1994
The first issue of The Morpo Review has finally been put to bed. You're sitting there (or perhaps standing there or jogging-in-place there) reading this wondering, "What in the heck is a Morpo and, more importantly, why would it have it's own Review?" Good question, my friend, and one that I'm sure will be answered in some future issue.
One question I will attempt to answer is this: Why did I get involved with two guys named Matt to put together an electronic literary magazine? Basically, I had no choice in the names of my co-editors. Overall, I can count at least six Matts I have met through various on-line networks over the past decade. It appears that the late 60s and early 70s produced a plentitude of Matthews. I'm hoping that since my name is a three-letter palindrome it will be easier to remember than Matt or Matt. But of course, I'm probably wrong. Matthew did write one of the four gospels. I don't seem to remember The Gospel According to Robert being a popular reading during any period of history. Maybe I'm just fighting the odds. Maybe I just want to be a part of bringing you a quality literary magazine on a semi-regular basis. The true meaning of there being two Matts and a Bob as co-editors of The Morpo Review remains to be seen.