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  • Editors’ Note
  • Jessica Faust and Emily Nemens

With this issue, The Southern Review begins a significant year: eighty years ago the journal began publishing under the editorship of Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks, and fifty years ago the second series was launched by Lewis P. Simpson and Donald E. Stanford. More than three thousand writers, in various stages of their careers, have contributed to our pages over the decades, an achievement that, when gathered together, fills a hearty bookshelf. We feel privileged to be at the helm at this historic moment and honored to share the journal’s history with the ten editors and coeditors who preceded us; they, in turn, were assisted by dozens of associate, assistant, and managing editors; business managers; resident scholars; and graduate and undergraduate students—all of whom worked together to publish the premier writing of the day. We plan to continue that tradition, which means constantly evolving to bring readers the very best and most relevant contemporary voices, both established and emerging. Through our printed issues, website, and special anniversary readings this year, we invite readers to celebrate with us and to be a part of the journal’s continuing history. [End Page xi]



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