This fall I begin a new role as assistant at Crazyhorse literary magazine. I remember my last year as an undergraduate at College of Charleston, when the magazine found a sustainable home on our campus. My creative writing teachers enthusiastically welcomed the task of breathing new life into a magazine that published John Updike, Charles Simic, and Billy Collins. In fact, I remember Collins reading at the College. When I started the M.F.A. program at Sewanee and revisited all these influences—Raymond Carver, James Wright—I realized I’d missed Collins’ visit to the Domain by just a season. You can read the history of Crazyhorse here, which offers some insight into why I am honored to help at the magazine in any capacity. My role will not be editorial. I will be compiling mailing list and perhaps tweeting. It should be good fun!

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