Thank you for reading this issue of The Essay Review. Though our contributors fearlessly tackle the complexities of the genre, our goal is still a simple one: to keep you excited about the essay. This issue’s “essays on the essay,” which vary greatly in their form and content, have been handpicked and arranged to begin a conversation. Our contributors argue the existence of image in essay, anger in essay, metaphysics in essay–among other worthy topics. Our journal’s identity can be found in these moments of emotion and revelation, and we hope that The Essay Review feels like a warm and lively conversation with friends and colleagues. We are now an official University of Iowa publication and look forward to a bright future.


Michal Milstein

Editor-in-Chief The Essay Review