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Eric Hoffman, an associate editor at the time (now professor of radiology, medicine and biomedical engineering at University of Iowa), wrote to describe those days: “The first issue was printed on a printing press in the middle of the night with the two of us running it. Askold took the printing class just so that we could gain access to the press. We spent most of the time trying to back Askold’s hair out of the press after it was caught in the rollers. Later issues were printed by the Antioch Bookplate Company” (see photo, right). After Yellow Springs, Ohio, the magazine moved to northern New Jersey and then western Massachusetts before arriving, in the mid-1980s, at its current home in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University. We see literature and the arts as part of a broad, ongoing cultural conversation that every society needs to remain vibrant and alive. Our writers and artists hold a mirror up to nature, mankind, the world; they courageously reflect their age, for better or worse; and their work provokes perceptions and thoughts that help us understand and respond to our age. Literature for literature’s sake is not what AGNI is about.

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Mendel's account of the experiments and his conclusions, published in 1866, were largely ignored during his lifetime, but were rediscovered in 1900, and became the basic tenets of genetics. In The Descent of Man (1871), Charles Darwin discussed the origins of race, and noted naturalists' great difficulty in determining an exact number of "races." Darwin, a monogenist on the question of race, believed that all humans were of the same species and found "race" to be a somewhat arbitrary distinction between groups.

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Aside from regular inclusion of its work in the annual Best American, O. Henry Prize, and Pushcart Prize anthologies, “[a]mong readers around the world, AGNI is known for publishing important new writers early in their careers,” as PEN American Center put it in 2001. Such authors include Jhumpa Lahiri (Pulitzer Prize, 2000, for Interpreter of Maladies; the title story appeared in in 1998), Ha Jin (National Book Award, 1999; many of his early poems and stories appeared in AGNI and he was a Featured Poet in 1989), and Susanna Kaysen (Girl, Interrupted, first excerpted in AGNI in 1991), as well as Mark Doty, Glyn Maxwell, Sven Birkerts, and Olena Kalytiak Davis, whom we’ve printed alongside such luminaries as Seamus Heaney, Joyce Carol Oates, Derek Walcott, and many others.

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Sir Francis Galton, a British anthropologist, pioneered the field of eugenics, which sought to improve and control human hereditary traits. Especially intrigued by Charles Darwin’s work, The Origin of Species, Galton devoted much of his life to exploring its implications. He devised techniques such as composite photography in order to establish racial and social "types." He was a proponent of selective human breeding to halt what he saw as the decline of the British race. His advocacy of selective breeding was influential in the development of eugenics—a term Galton coined—in the U.S. and later adopted by the Nazi party. He published Hereditary Genius (1869) in which he asserted that talent is an inherited characteristic and established a system of classifying fingerprints that is still used today. In 1883, Galton wrote Inquiries into Human Faculty.

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