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Newly-Expanded Office Grand Opening

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The weeks of hammering and painting are finally over, and just before Thanksgiving we celebrated our office expansion with hors d’oeuvres and a ribbon cutting, complete with oversized novelty scissors!  Editor-in-chief Kwame Dawes gave a spirited speech to commemorate the grand re-opening, and UNL English Department Chair Susan Belasco (pictured above) made the coveted snip.

The expanded space opens up a new office for the African Poetry Book Fund as well as additional workspace for Prairie Schooner interns.  At the ribbon-cutting, editor Kwame Dawes spoke highly of intern contributions, saying, "They do fantastic work. They will do real editorial work, and they do it gratefully and gladly."

Special thanks also to Susan Belasco and LeAnn Messing, who did so much to make the expansion happen, and to Lorna Dawes for her fabulous Prairie Schooner-themed cake!  You can view more pics from the event on our Facebook page.