As an editorial staff, we have poured over submissions from multiple voices, mediums, and geographical regions, to complete this issue, which we feel continues to exemplify our mission of breaking boundaries. Our featured cover art, by Deborah Stevenson, is titled “ The Discovery 2.” Though this image can be interpreted in several ways, the editors were particularly struck by the fact that both of the characters’ faces are obstructed in some way. The idea of writing and art being obstructed, or looked at only through limited lenses, threatens to diminish many of the voices trying to break barriers today.
One of the biggest obstacles our staff faced this issue occurred in the beginning of our semester with the loss of an editor, fellow writer, and friend Lucas Boelter. He was an exemplary voice who constantly challenged the minds of those around him with his striking poetry and keen intellect. In remembrance and celebration of the journey of Jet Fuel Review’s growth, a special section that includes work the journal has published since its inception in April 2011 is featured in this anniversary issue, which has resonated with both current and previous editors.
Overall, Jet Fuel Review is, first and foremost, a student run journal. With the assistance of faculty advisers, active Lewis students and alums worked meticulously this semester to produce Issue 10. Because of the hard work and dedication of these student editors, our literary journal continues to expand, reaching new readers and, as always, pushing boundaries. As you read this issue, we hope that you will enjoy the selections our editorial team has scrupulously curated for you; and, we hope you find the work diverse, challenging, engaging, and sustaining.
Jessica Jordan, Ashley Castillo
And the Jet Fuel Review Editors