The staff of plain china thanks everyone who has had a hand in helping us bring the anthology into being, most especially:
The offices of the President and the Dean, the Development Office, and the IT Department of Bennington College, especially Charlotte Welch, with technical support from Emiline Mesmer ’15—and the fabulously efficient, amazing Veronica Jorgensen.
All of the Bennington Writing Prize judges—including this year’s Ian Frazier, Pam Houston, and Major Jackson—for lending their time and expertise to the project.
Carole Merritt MFA ’96 and Alvin Chisik, for their generosity to and faith in the work.
Andrew Mellen ’09 for our Virginia Woolf-inspired name, and Trent Pollard ’09 for his inspiring chocolate-covered strawberries, a launch-party tradition we have replicated for six years.
Wyatt Kirby ’10 for his consistent, generous contribution of website expertise, innovation, and general know-how, and for his ongoing dedication to plain china over the past six years.
The Bennington students who have, year after year, poured their intelligence, energy, and commitment into the work of plain china.
Finally: immense gratitude to the student writers, artists, editors, and faculty advisors across the country who have worked with us on this shared endeavor. It has been an honor.