History of Windhover

Windhover has a rich and diverse history.

Technician staff writer, Zach Green, recently wrote a profile of the award-winning magazine.

Susannah Brinkley, 2011 editor of the yearbook Agromeck, researched the full history of Windhover for a design studio. Her work is as follows:

The Windhover is N.C. State University’s award-winning annual literary and visual arts publication, which was first published in 1964. The journal has served as a creative outlet for students, who can submit anything from poems to photography and short stories to songs throughout the year. The Windhover staff members then select submissions from N.C. State students and compile them into the journal, which has historically been circulated in the spring.

The Windhover
began as a mostly literary journal, but has evolved to include a steady balance of both visual and literary submissions. In 2003, the publication began accepting audio submissions, which were included on a music CD that accompanied the book.

Literary submissions for The Windhover mostly come from students of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and visual submissions tend to come from students of the College of Design. Similarly, The Windhover‘s staff mostly comes from these colleges.

The Windhover
was not published from 1970 to 1973. Instead, Dr. C.P. Heaton’s creative writing class “filled the void created by the demise of The Windhover,” and published three editions of The Whole Thing, a similar literary journal. In 1974, The Windhover was reinstated and has been published ever since.

List of Editors

The Windhover
1964 – Roy Colquitt
1965 -
1966 – Al Fuqua
1967 – Tina Warthen
1968 – Tom Antone
1969 – John DeMao
1970 – John DeMao

The Whole Thing

1971 – Donna Pruitt, Buster Miller, Etta Rochelle, Gary Reath, David South, Mary Porterfield, Lionel White
1972 -
1973 – Tommy Braswell

The Windhover
1974 – Poetry: Karen Bartlet, Graphics & Prose: R.C. Larsen
1975 -
1976 – Lee Barnes
1977 – French Trembley
1978 – Cindy Walters
1979 – John Gough
1980 – Kathryn R. Markle
1981 – Doris W. Gusler
1982 – Ann Houston
1983 -
1984 -  James Nunn
1985 – Amber Clemons
1986 (1) – Amber Clemons
1986 (1) – Amber Clemons
1987 (1) – Amber Clemons
1987 (1) – Melissa Blackmon
1988 – Melissa Blackmon
1989 – C. Ken Kam
1990 – Kelly Roeder
1991 – Kelly Roeder
1992 – Randy Bittle
1993 – Kimberly Walker
1994 – Stephen M. Robinson
1995 – Jonathan E. Minton
1996 – Dawn Rae Tylak
1997 – Jason Cooke
1998 – Glenn Shiring
1999 – Kelly McAvoy
2000 – Emily Townley
2001 – Emily Townley
2002 – Emily Townley
2003 – Sarah Timberlake
2004 – Shawna Jones
2005 – Brian Darragh
2006 – Britt Hayes
2007 – Joe Wright
2008 – Joe Wright
2009 – Helen Dear

2010 – Mollie Mohr

2011 – Alanna Howard

2012 – Lisa Dickson

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