Welcome to the Winter 2010-11 issue of Hospital Drive.  Our largest issue, it offers poems, stories, and art from more than 30 writers and artists, plus the Editor’s thoughts about craft.

Beginning with this issue, the journal will feature an online exhibit from the University of Virginia libraries.  “Patients’ Voices in Early 19th Century Virginia” from the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, explores patients’ letters to Drs. James and Edward Carmichael, a father-son team of physicians in the early 1800s in Virginia.

—The Editors

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Hospital Drive, launched in Fall 2006, encourages original creative work that examines themes of health, illness, and healing.

Hospital Drive is the name of an actual road at the University of Virginia.  Set between Thomas Jefferson’s original academic village and the earliest buildings of the School of Medicine, it brings visitors into a community of scholars, teachers, healers, artists, and the people they serve.