Cover Art “Prized Possessions” by Carolyn Kay Chema
From the Editor:
Welcome to the first issue of the Twisted Vine Literary Art Journal through Western New Mexico University’s Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.
This endeavor – the brainchild of our faculty advisor, John Gist – was presented to a group of graduate students almost one year ago, and a handful of us were crazy enough to accept the offer. Having been with the journal since its birth, let me be the first to say that I have worked with some amazing peers to get this project off the ground! This issue would have been impossible without all of them, and I want to say thank you.
To our contributors, you have set the bar high. We set out with no idea how many high-quality submissions we would receive, and, by the end, our readers were exhausted. While many of the submissions were certainly worthy of publication, we chose the pieces which we felt fit the closest with our Mission Statement.
We’ve got a few writers with emerging voices. We’ve got a few writers with solid voices, and we’ve got a few writers and artists with booming voices. All of the few equals a whole lot of awesome! So push back some leaves and take a peek through the twisted vines; you never know what you’ll come across.