September's issue of The Collagist marks my one-year anniversary as book review editor, and I couldn't be prouder of all the smart, often beautiful reviews I've been fortunate to edit; of course, the reviewers did all of the work and deserve all of the credit. So, in alphabetical order, my sincere thanks to:
Adam Parker Cogbill
Lacey N. Dunham
Vicente R. Viray
Robert Alan Wendeborn
Many were kind enough to contribute more than one review over this past year; I have to count that as a success (though perhaps they were just gluttons for punishment). It was an absolute pleasure to work with them: talented, smart, kind, and generous writers all. It goes without saying that I owe Anna Clark, video reviewer from issue 1, a huge debt of gratitude as well, but I'll say it anyway.
And for the opportunity to work with all of these amazing writers, I sincerely thank Matt Bell. Matt has been extraordinarily helpful and supportive throughout the year, never telling me how to edit, but still teaching me a great deal about being an editor. Clearly, I couldn't have done it without him, but, less obviously, I couldn't have done it without him.
Looking forward to another year, and another!