Y'all, this has been quite the semester! I am proud to present the latest issue of Script! Click the gorgeous cover art below to check it out. This edition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the magazine. We added a couple of very special sections. We've got THEN & NOW, which showcases two former faculty editors and two former student contributors. All four of those artists were kind enough to send me new things to publish alongside their past contributions to the magazine. One of my editors is also a reporter for the school newspaper. He wrote this article about an incredible painter we included. We also included a RETROSPECTIVE that starts with the first year, 1986, then gives you a sampling of pieces throughout the history of the publication.
My students were amazing this year. The cover art is a handmade quilt created by one of my editors. She started making it as a gift to me, something I could hang in my office to help promote the magazine. The other editors watched her labor over it and collectively decided it ought to be the cover. I enthusiastically agreed with them. Our resident reporter also wrote this article about the magazine. We are in the heat of deliberations in that photo; I promise we looked happier than that most of the time. My students also built this Facebook page and created this amazing archive of the past issues. Seriously, I couldn't have asked for better. I was profoundly moved by their dedication, heart, and creativity.
The magazine isn't the only one turning 30. I told my students that I will turn 30 this summer. One of them made this awesome card for me. Check out Buffy on the back! She passed it around so everyone could sign, and made it with multiple pages so each person would have plenty of space to write their message to me. I am so grateful to these students. They are brilliant and inspiring and it's an honor to be their teacher.
In other news, I'll be the judge for Yellow Chair Review's 2016 chapbook contest! The submission window is June 15 through August 15, 2016. I absolutely adore YCR and I'm so glad they asked me to judge for them.
Stay tuned for more good news, y'all! I am always, as ever, a very lucky poet.