The Peel Literature and Arts Review has been committed to cultivating a creative outlet for artists at Appalachian State University for ten years—ten years of dedicated staff, gifted students, and partnerships with the amazing communities in Boone. Our publication this year commemorates these ten years with the roman numeral X. Each X represents the ten past publications, and they also symbolize the next ten years that The Peel will continue to work with the innovative campus of Appalachian State to help build a foundation for the arts in our community.