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Ninety-three journals. It is one thing to hear this number, but another to be in a room with them. In preparation for this year’s publication, the literary team visited the Special Collections room in Thrift Library where Mrs. Kara Hollandsworth graciously allowed us to examine and read a hundred years of Ivy Leaves journals. We reflected on how far the publication has come: from only accepting poetry to this years’ publication of a ten-minute play. Surrounded by piles of history, we realized just how much we owe to the teachers and artists and writers who have paved the way. Thank you to every single student who courageously sent us their work: precious pieces of themselves. And thank you to each member of the English department for teaching us how to write and read thoughtfully. This journal would not exist without you. In particular we want to thank Dr. Teresa Jones. Leading writers is not a job for the faint of heart. We are natural rebels, opinionated and fiery. As our teacher and advisor, Dr. Jones has bravely and skillfully taken on the task of channeling and guiding that energy. We know her words resonate with us because we catch them coming out of our mouths as we remind each other that writing is revision, that we should say what we mean, and that we can always dig deeper. Thank you for believing in us and always pushing us beyond what we know we are capable of. The design team would like to express their appreciation to Prof. Tim Speaker, Dr. David Larson, Associate Provost Susan Wooten, Dr. Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers, Prof. Peter Kanaris, Prof. Nathan Cox, Prof. Jane Dorn, Prof. Nathan Spainhour, Prof. Ashley Jones, Prof. Michael Marks, Prof. Wellington Payne and Prof. Bryan Hiott. We would not have the capacity to produce this publication without their guidance, leadership, and encouragement. We extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the students who submitted their superb artwork this year. Your creative spirit fuels us as a design team. We hope that even more of you will contribute next year.

Profile for Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art

Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art — Vol 93  

The Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art is an annual student publication at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. The journal has served a...

Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art — Vol 93  

The Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art is an annual student publication at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. The journal has served a...

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