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Congratulations to the Creative Writing Award Winners for 2014

*** Evans Harrington Scholarship:  Charles McCrory for his story, "No-Bake" Judge: Blair Hobbs *** Ella Somerville Award:  Mary Marge … [Read More...]

All Phase II applicants to the MFA program should know that we have selected our final offers and wait list. We received many impressive writing samples and appreciate so much interest in our program. Best wishes, everyone!

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MFA Program Presents Broken English

The University of Mississippi boasts one of the top Master of Fine Arts in English Programs in the nation, among other honors and … [Read More...]

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]


Shut Up, Ugly

Jack Pendarvis


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