Spring 2006




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Letter from Editor

Next reading:
The next Haute Dish reading will be on Wed. May 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverview Cafe in South Minneapolis.

The reading will be open to people who are published in the most recent issue, as well as those who have published in past issues. Please be there by 7 p.m. to sign up for a reading slot. We're excited to hear you read your work!

Riverview Cafe:
3753 42nd Ave S.
Phone: 612-722-7234

Haute Dish is published three times a year. We will begin accepting submissions for the Summer 2006 issue on February 1. The deadline is April 1. Submissions for the Summer Issue are open to all Metro State students, alumni, faculty and staff. Send us your best work!

On behalf of the Haute Dish staff and Metropolitan State University, let me personally welcome you to the Spring 2006 edition of Haute Dish. This issue is dedicated to all artists who have the courage to submit their work for consideration. Creating art is not easy. And being judged by others is even harder. But someone once said, “If you don’t try, you will fail 100% of the time.” So thank you for risking yourselves and your work. It is only in risking ourselves that we are ever free.

In this issue we decided to do away with having a theme, and instead, we issued a challenge: In 250 words or less, write a piece that starts with: “Is this for sale?” We challenged you, and you responded. Thanks to all who took this on. Visit the Challenge Prompt page to view entries that were selected for inclusion.

As outgoing editor, I’d like to say thank you for this opportunity to be part of this creative endeavor for the past four issues. My thanks to a perceptive and talented staff that has made Haute Dish the high quality publication that it is: Associate Editors Josiah Titus, Erin Hoffman, Matthew Spillum, Steven Shea, Nate Thomas, and Arts Editor Diane Bennion. Special thanks to our great webmaster Felicia Chong, who produced the pages you are viewing here. And thanks to our wonderful advisor, writer and teacher Suzanne Nielsen, for her unflagging counsel, patience and time. I’d also like to thank my predecessor past editor Clint Weathers for his generous spirit, leadership and enthusiasm for this awesome project! Every great undertaking needs a driving force and Clint was our driving force from the start. We wish him well in his future artistic and educational pursuits.

Thanks also to my instructors who have supported me in my pursuit of writing—technical as well as creative-- and created a great educational experience for me over the past three years at Metro: Dr. Brian Nerney, Alison McGhee, Dr. Helen Correll, Dr. Craig Hansen, Dr. Anne Aronson and Susan Perry. It’s been my pleasure working with you all.

Please welcome incoming Managing Editor Nate Thomas. Nate’s poetry is featured in this issue of Haute Dish. He also conducted our artist spotlight which appears under the Arts Community link. Nate will be taking Haute Dish into the next year and asking you to send in your best work.

Kristin Johnson
Managing Editor, Haute Dish
Spring 2006 Issue

“All we own, at least for the short time we have it, is our life. With it we write what we come to know of the world.”
--Alice Walker, Anything We Love Can Be Saved

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