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It is with great joy that we announce the 2015-2016 Grisham Writer-in-Residence: Kiese Laymon!

Kiese Laymon, who was born and raised in Mississippi, is a professor of English and Africana Studies at Vassar College.  Author of Long … [Read More...]

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It is with great joy that we announce the 2014-2015 Grisham Writer-in-Residence: Mary Miller!

Mary Miller grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. Her collection of stories, Big World, was published in 2009 by Short Flight/Long Drive Books. A … [Read More...]

MFA Alumni Jake Rubin and M.O. Walsh in Graduate Student Spotlight

Click here for the full story. … [Read More...]

Hawks on Wires

Dave Smith

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Ropes

Derrick Harriell

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The Tilted World

Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

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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

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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]

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Poems

by Ann Fisher-Wirth

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True Blood

by Chris Offutt

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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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Shut Up, Ugly

Jack Pendarvis

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