Volume 2011 Parnassus
All good art demands two things: a sacrifice from its creator and surrender from its receiver. To those artists at Taylor who took the risk and chose to share their gifts with us. I offer my sincerest gratitude. It has truly been a privilege to receive and publish your work.
To the readers: I hope that most of you have had the experience of hearing a story (or reading a poem, or viewing a painting) and having your mind penetrated by a new perspective. As you flip though this journal and consider the different styles and subjects represented, I would like to offer a few words of wisdom from C.S. Lewis’ An Experiment in Criticism: “We sit down before the picture in order to have something done to us, not that we may do things with it. The first demand any work of art makes upon us is surrender. Look. Listen. Receive. Get yourself out of the way.”
In doing this, we allow art to do what it was always meant to do—give us a greater understanding and appreciation of each other as created creators.
I would like to thank this year’s staff for the dedication, conviction and vision they have shown throughout this journey. I am also grateful to all of the Taylor faculty who contributed their support and opinions, including Professor Satterlee and our panel of judges. Thank you also to poet Jeanne Murray Walker for providing the interview included in the appendices.
May you find a new perspective here. Look. Listen. Receive.
- Editor In Chief
- Ellen McConnell
- Amber Bethel
- Melanie Boronow
- Andrew Broersma
- James Daniels
- Nan Johnson
- Jessie Riley
- Andrea Walker
- Faculty Advisor
- Thom Satterlee
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