Magazine. Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. The name "Cherry Tree" honors George Washington who, in 1782, gifted "the College at Chester" 50 guineas, consented to serve on its Board, and gave the educational institution permission to use his name. In the American imagination, George Washington is a figure who has come to represent both truth-telling and mythmaking. The famous story of the cherry tree—I can't tell a lie, Pa; you know I can't tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet.—reminds us that there is truth even in invention, that even apocrypha can convey the facts of life.Contributors: Jericho Brown, Betty Jo Buro, Charlie Clark, Stephanie Dickinson, Moira Egan, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Kate Gaskin, Juliana Gray, Susan Grimm, Leslie Harrison, Pamela Hart, Emily Hipchen, Thomas Alan Holmes, Gabrielle Hovendon, Anna Journey, Julie Kane, Jennifer Key, Dore Kiesselbach, Patrick Kindig, Leonard Kress, Joy Ladin, Matthew Lippman, Paul Lisicky, Jude Marr, Tanya Muzumdar, Katie Peterson, Phoebe Reeves, Bruce Snider, Christine Stewart-Nunez, Yerra Sugarman, John Vanderslice, Julie Marie Wade, and Laura Madeline Wiseman.
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