Volume 11, Issue 1 (2015) The Mauve Issue

Mauve, most famously, is an accident. William Henry Perkin, the 18-year old English chemist charged by his professor with synthesizing quinine, found a purple residue in the midst of his experiments and had the good sense to take note of the leftover pigment. So began the color mauve in 1856, the world’s first synthetic dye.

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The Mauve Issue
Kate Bernheimer

The Mauve Issue

Kate Bernheimer
Managing Editor
Laura Miller, University of Arizona
Thomas Miray Lopez, University of Arizona
Prose Editor
Joel Hans, University of Arizona
Poetry Editor
Jon Riccio, University of Arizona
Assistant Editors
Donald Haase, Wayne State University
Erin Zwiener, University of Arizona
Advisory Board
Donald Haase, Wayne State University
Maria Tatar, Harvard University
Jack Zipes, University of Minnesota
Editorial Assistants
Sylvia Chan, Jarrett Eakins, Andrea Francis, Kendra Mullison, Matthew Schmidt, William Slattery, Sara Wolfe Vaughan, University of Arizona; Elka Weber, Mills College
Undergraduate Interns
Kelsey Blackman, Katelyn Canez, Nola Christopher-Meziab, Jared Hughes, Zane Johnson, Catherine Walker, University of Arizona
Original Print Design
J. Johnson, DesignFarm
Cover Art
"Born" by Kiki Smith
Tara Reeser