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The Conversation comes to Oxford on Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th

The Conversation Literary Festival comes to Oxford. Second year MFA student Aziza Barnes is co-directing this inaugural southern literary … [Read More...]

MFA Program ranked sixth for Aspiring Writers

Top 10 Universities for Aspiring Writers … [Read More...]

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Brandon Lamson Selected as 2016 Summer Poet in Residence

Brandon Dean Lamson teaches literature and creative writing in the Honors College at the University of Houston. His first book, Starship … [Read More...]

Night Swimmer

Matt Bondurant


Hawks on Wires

Dave Smith



Derrick Harriell


The Tilted World

Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly


The Ecopoetry Anthology

Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura Gray-Street

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Open House

by Beth Ann Fennelly “With its high spirits, its love of textures of different kinds of writing . . . [this] is an immensely lively performance.” —Robert Hass


Poachers: Stories

  by Tom Franklin             In ten stunning and bleak tales set in the woodlands, swamps and chemical plants along the Alabama River, Tom Franklin stakes his claim as a fresh, original Southern voice. His lyric, deceptively simple prose conjures a world where the default setting is violence, a world… [Continue Reading]



by Ann Fisher-Wirth


True Blood

by Chris Offutt


10 Moons and 13 Horses

by Gary Short Gary Short’s new collection is the work of a mature poet at the peak of his powers, confident of his ability to speak of human betrayal and the fragility of life without bitterness or cheap sentiment, to find poignancy in loss and exaltation in the outwardly mundane. His voice is lyrical, tough,… [Continue Reading]


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