Dear Readers,

Welcome back and happy 2018! The first Grail of the semester kicks off with Guananí's backstage look at dance theses by candidates Olivia Hasencamp, MacKenzie Schuller, and Rika Yotsumoto. Next, check out a poem by new writer Gatlin, followed by long-time Grail writer Ben Read's essay on gestalt and a collection of haikus by Max. Turn the page to enjoy a short story by editor Claire Stevens; then, snack on another poem, this time by Misha Lerner. Cinephiles, let Alex give you his take on The Shape of Water in this issue's Cultural Column, and, romantics, peruse some sage relationship advice from our lovely, loving, love guru Miss Lonely Hearts.


Claire P., Claire S., Guananí, and Kelsey

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