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From the Editor

     Reflecting on my many years at the helm of Queen's Quarterly, I can summon many happy and extraordinary memories. I have been privileged to work with some of the keenest minds in the fields of literature, science, social studies, and the arts. Our readers too have been a joy to know, and it has been a great pleasure to interact with so many of you.

     There are so many fine writers and thinkers on my mind right now that it would be impossible to list them all - and unfair to the many, both relatively unknown and world-renowned, whose names could not fit on this page. Suffice it to say that these individuals have been a constant source of inspiration to me over the years. Their insights, experiences, and storytelling gifts have delighted us all on this journey. Most of all I appreciate the glorious sense of humour - unique to each writer - that gives such wonderful life to so many of their texts. Sometimes a great writer can make the words seem to dance on the page before our eyes.

     I have worked through these decades to make Queen's Quarterly a journal of passion and intelligence, a magazine that draws its words and images from countless cultures and all parts of the globe, and a refuge for thinkers under siege in a world that has, sadly, seen a growth in intolerance and rage.

     Looking ahead, I know that we can only learn from the mistakes of the past. I am confident that the best writing, thinking, and discourse will help chart a path forward for Queen's Quarterly, and for the world at large.

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