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Poet Angie Macri’s work featured in Henderson State University show

Angie Macri’s work will be featured in the “Nasty Woman” exhibit at Russell Fine Arts Gallery at Henderson State University, opening March 1.

 

Click here for more information about the exhibit.

2016 Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction and Mighty River Short Story Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners and finalists for the 2016 fiction contests.

Mighty River Short Story Contest
Winner:
In the Jungle
Jeremy Griffin, Myrtle Beach, SC

Finalists:
Resurrecting Grandma
Paula Younger, Denver, CO

Crush
Colin Brezicki, Niagra on the Lake, Ontario

Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest
Winner:
“Frayed Cords and Pink Underwear”
Shannon Sweetnam, Lake Forest, IL

Finalists:
“Back on the River”
Rick Donahoe, Yellow Springs, OH

“Love Seat”
Maryna Ajaja, Seattle, WA

Winners will be published in Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, 17.1.

Welcoming new Director, James Brubaker

As of December 31, 2016, the University Press’s founder, Dr. Susan Swartwout, will be happily retired from the University and University Press.

Our new director will be Dr. James Brubaker, upressdirector@semo.edu. James  is the author of a book of short stories, Liner Notes, a short volume of pilot episodes for fictional television shows, Pilot Season, Black Magic Death Sphere: (Science) Fictions (which won the 2014 Pressgang Prize), and a number of short stories. His website is https://jamesbrubaker.net/

Welcome, James!

2016 Cowles Poetry Book Prize Winner

Congratulations to the winner and finalists for the 2016 Cowles Poetry Book Prize.

Winner
Telling My Father
James Crews, Shaftsbury, VT

Finalists
Lost Valley
Travis Mossotti, St. Louis, MO

The Old Worlds
Doug Ramspeck, Lima, OH

What to Pack, What to Carry
Elizabeth Rees, Silver Spring, MD

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New Releases

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 5

By Edited by Susan Swartwout

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 5 presents essays, fiction, poetry, interviews, and photography by military-service personnel, veterans, and their families.

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Gifts of Oneself: Art and Writings by James H. Hamby

By Roxanne Dunn and Robert W. Hamblin (Editors), Compiled by Roy Dawson

James Harold “Jim” Hamby was a football coach at Southeast Missouri State University and a brilliant, very popular professor of philosophy at Southeast from 1968 until his death in 1986 at the age of fifty-five. He studied birds, taught himself the art of watercolors, and gave more than 300 of his beautiful and detailed creations to other faculty and friends.

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Everyone at This Party Has Two Names

By Brad Aaron Modlin

"Full of essential solitudes though simultaneously lit by "a whore's lightbulb against a star sky," the poems in this, Modlin's first, book are remarkable for their candor, for their wit, for their urge toward and into new moods and new modes. . . ."

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Rules for Lying

By Anne Corbitt

After school, custodian Oliver Nix investigates a strange sound coming from the boys' locker room. What he finds rocks this suburban Atlanta community.

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Featured Author

Brad Aaron Modlin

Everyone at This Party Has Two Names

Brad Aaron Modlin earned his MFA from Bowling Green State and his PhD from Ohio University. His poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared in Denver Quarterly, The Florida Review, Indiana Review, DIAGRAMRiver TeethFourth Genre, and others.  Everyone at This Party has Two Names is the winner of the Cowles Poetry Book Prize.

More about Everyone at This Party Has Two Names | http://www.bradaaronmodlin.com/