Welcome to the Spring 2021 issue of the Maine Arts Journal!

We hope you will read, explore, and enjoy all the many essays. Share the issue with friends and family, consider submitting your work, subscribing (it’s free), and joining the Union of Maine Visual Artists. Please let us know if you have any comments or concerns about this issue or ideas for future publications. All feedback is valuable to us.

Spring brings changes to our daily lives, and to the Maine Arts Journal. With this issue Kathy Weinberg is stepping down from her long time position on the MAJ editorial board, needing more time for other projects, but will maintain a returning presence as a contributing writer and advisor. Our Colby intern Andrew MacDonald has graduated and will be moving on, we are grateful for all of his help and wish him well in his next chapter. We welcome Caroline Scarola, our newest Colby intern, and we look forward to working with her.

–From the Editors: Natasha Mayers, Nora Tryon, Kathy Weinberg, Véronique Plesch, Betsy Sholl (poetry editor), with the help of Colby interns Andrew MacDonald, Mads McDonough, and Caroline Scarola.

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