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ISSN 1540-3068



Advisory Board
David Latané, English Department chair
Clint McCown, MFA Director of Creative Writing
David Wojahn, MFA faculty representative
Hanna Pylväinen, MFA faculty representative
Jennifer Rhee, faculty representative
Rivka Swenson, faculty representative
Mary Flinn, senior editor
M.A. Keller, senior online editor

Virginia Commonwealth University, Michael Rao, President
The College of Humanities & Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University,
Montse Fuentes, Dean

Founding Sponsors
The Virginia Commission for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts

Special thanks to Ronnie Sampson and Nancy Martin of Viridian for the original logo and site design. Thanks to Stella Reinhard for the 2008 reworked logo as it now appears on items for sale at Cafe Press. And finally, to Patrick Vickers, Ryan Cales, Greg Krull, and Bri Spicer, our thanks for design variations in conversation with both logos above. Special thanks to Bri Spicer for her work on the logo and for her design of the 10th anniversary logo.

Technology Support, Virginia Commonwealth University
Humanities and Sciences Technology Services
John Skaritza, John Seo, Mike Dunham, Ramont Reed, James Archer, & student staff.

Virginia Commonwealth University Technology Services
especially the help provided in support of the Blackbird Submission Manager software.