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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

READER,

Talon Review has transformed. A small spark exploded last fall, lighting a new chapter for this journal. This issue is the first to open its arms to writers outside of our UNF community, and we are grateful to the new friends we have made. A new logo, website, staff, and this volume lay the ground work for what we hope will be a long and joyful road.

In these past six months, a team of seven writers has gathered each week in our city’s Brass Tacks coffee shop to share, create, and evolve ideas. Like parents with pinned hopes and dreams, our staff has raised Talon. Her adulthood takes the shape of Volume 2. Her voice, like the pieces we publish, is honest, bold, and passionate.

Issue 1 is called Ways Home because its pieces traverse leaving home or journeying back, within ourselves or across well-worn roads. Like our journal, these writers have questioned what family and home can mean to us.

Enter the strange, beautiful worlds we have to share with you. Reclaimed planets, restless farewells, unburnt raccoons, new beginnings, and truant farm cows await you. We hope this issue brightens the Jacksonville community, and all who read it.

KENNA GALLOWAY
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

KAT ROLAND
MANAGING EDITOR

MASTHEAD

This issue was made by:

Kenna Galloway Editor-in-Chief | Kat Roland Managing Editor | Erica Bunch | James Carter | Maxwell Deyo | Oleg Kashin | Jesse Raymer

Marki Ari Faculty Advisor

Travis Waagner | Cover & Logo
Kenna Galloway | Layout Design