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: Rick Barot, Katie Berger, Kelly Grey Carlisle, Sara Biggs Chaney, Jennifer S. Cheng, Claudia Emerson, Vievee Francis, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Roy Kesey, Sally Rosen Kindred, Keetje Kuipers, Elline Lipkin, Dave Madden, Dániel Nyikos, Wendy Oleson, Matthew Olzmann, Emilia Phillips, sam sax, Aaron Smith, Girija Tropp, Nicole Walker, Lesley Wheeler, and Laura Madeline Wiseman.