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Letter from the Editor: Dear Readers, My name is Jenna Neece. I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I currently reside in the Stillwater, Oklahoma, area, and I’m attending the MFA in Poetry Writing Program through Oklahoma State University. I have my bachelor’s from OSU in English and have worked in the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program for two years, where I learned of my passion for helping people tell their stories, share their voices, and have a chance to shine. Growing up, I always loved to write. I was a creative child and could waste away a day writing stories and poems. I really turned to my writing in junior high and high school when my health began to decline. I did a large portion of my high school years work at home because I was too sick to attend regular classes. I ran raging fevers, had horrible migraines, fatigue, muscle pain, weakness, and so much more. They ran test after test, before they finally diagnosed me with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome right before I graduated high school. I was told college would be near impossible, but I made it happen. I carried almost straight a’s the entire time I did my bachelor’s degree, and I worked multiple jobs. I learned to manage my illness and my life, but most importantly, I expressed myself the only way I knew how: through my writing. I learned that when nothing seemed in control, I could put the pen down on paper and gain a sense of understanding. I used writing to take back over my future. I’ve just started graduate school, and I’ve always wanted to help other people achieve their goals, their dreams, and learn to cope with what life deals them. That’s why I started The Unprecedented Review. I wanted a place for new artists and writers to get their feet wet, and a place where more experienced writers and artists could share their wisdom and offer a hand to those who are first starting out. I wanted to help quiet voices become loud. I hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as I have enjoyed creating it. Thank you, Jenna Neece

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