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.
Bennington Writing Prize judges C. Michael Curtis, Phillip Lopate, and Ellen Bryant Voigt, 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.
Bill Pierce of Agni, for his early advice and ongoing support.
Andrew Mellen ’09 for our Virginia Woolf-inspired name, and Trent Pollard ’09 for his inspiring chocolate-covered strawberries, a launch-party tradition we aim to replicate in perpetuity.
Finally, and most important: immense gratitude to the student writers, artists, editors, and faculty advisors across the country who worked with us on this shared endeavor.