As former editor-in-chief of Lunch Ticket, the literary and art journal published by Antioch University Los Angeles, I was asked to contribute to a special issue celebrating the first 20 years of the MFA program. Published online this fall, the print anthology will come out early 2018. My essay, The Promise of Purpose, reflects on my work and intentions as leader of the journal's staff over three issues, from June 2015 through December 2016. It's terribly nerdy, but not too long, and sits beside a roster of phenomenal literary and visual art from AULA alumni over the years. Click here for the home page, and then browse the Table of Contents for a selection of fantastic work. You'll recognize quite a few of these author names.