Since 1946, Chicago Review has published a range of contemporary poetry, fiction, and criticism. Each year typically includes two single issues and a double issue with a special feature section.
During the preparation of our 50th anniversary retrospective issue, we wrote to many of the former editors of Chicago Review and asked them to provide us with brief, anecdotal sketches of the operations of the magazine during their tenure on the staff. Most of these anecdotes have been woven into the notes accompanying the works reprinted in this anthology. We have chosen to print some longer excerpts from the sketches here to portray the various communities of editors who have sustained the publication of Chicago Review.
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