: The Education of an Artist :

The Education of an Artist

This issue opens with a remarkable essay by the artist Emma Amos, who graduated from Antioch in 1957 after writing her senior paper that is among one of the best such papers we have published over the last years including that of Norman Thomas di Giovanni’s critique of the college (“no Latin or Greek taught”) to Leon Higginbotham’s (“I Love Antioch”). Emma Amos’s paper is about the “Education of an Artist In London” that falls into the category of that famous genre the autobiography, which includes Benjamin Franklin and the notable Education of Henry Adams, published after his death. Amos is still living and her work will go to the Smithsonian shortly. Another essay by Jay Tuck covers a current policy question and a “hot subject” that is far removed from Emma Amos’ paper except for the fact that both attended Antioch.

Numerous other writers and critics in this issue come from other parts of the world. A larger than usual number of stories included in this issue were all highly recommended by our first readers without any prodding from the editor. They are all distinctive, have an edge to them that belies that some might think that we look for a particular kind of story. They all have a certain sensibility that makes the reader want to know what will happen despite a varied cast of characters that includes some travelers, different locales including the American West, a  priest in Ireland, and victims who are both male and female. I invite you to read them with the care they deserve. We have in addition a trenchant essay on poetry from the   Argentine and, of course, our lead autobiographical memoir from a distinguished painter whose work can be found on our website.

Robert S. Fogarty, Editor 

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