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MFA alumnus: Anne Corbitt’s novel *RULES FOR LYING* just won the Nilsen Prize for a First Novel and will be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press.

MFA alumnus: Anne Corbitt's novel RULES FOR LYING just won the Nilsen Prize for a First Novel and is going to be published by Southeast … [Read More...]

Announcement: All phase II MFA applicants have been contacted.

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Soul Food Love

Caroline Williams will read and sign her cookbook *Soul Food Love* on February 24th at 5p.m. Off Square Books

Soul Food Love Reading, Signing, and Tasting February 24, 2015 5:00 pm Off Square Books The Southern Foodways Alliance and the … [Read More...]

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]


Shut Up, Ugly

Jack Pendarvis


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