Go, sit upon the lofty hill,
And turn your eyes around,
Where waving woods and waters wild
Do hymn an autumn sound.
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “The Autumn”
Welcome to the fall 2016 issue of Smoky Quartz. Many thanks to the talented writers and artists who have shared their work in this issue. We hope you enjoy the rich and varied sights and sounds of their prose, poetry, and artwork.