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Latest issue of annual literary journal hits the stands

The Yalobusha Review returns — ‘bigger and better’ — with a larger format for graphics and photos and a ‘neat array’ of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction.

Sep. 3, 2002

By Deidra Jackson
University of Mississippi News Services

OXFORD, Miss. — An essay by renowned author and longtime University of Mississippi writer-in-residence Barry Hannah opens the latest issue of The Yalobusha Review, UM’s annual literary journal.

Twenty poems, 16 images, four short stories and three creative nonfiction works by other notable writers and artists, as well UM faculty and students, are featured in the publication’s seventh volume. Editor Joy Wilson, a Department of English graduate student from Palmdale, Calif., praised the submissions that she and her small staff culled.

“I think each page of the journal is something spectacular,” Wilson said. “It’s something you’ll want to have on your coffee table. The Yalobusha Review has something for everyone, whether they’re literary-minded or not.”

Contributors this year include past Grisham writers-in-residence novelist Tom Franklin; writer, poet, and artist Claude Wilkinson; and National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon.

“At the risk of sounding like an advertiser, this year’s issue is bigger and better — a larger format for graphics and photos, as well as a neat array of fiction, poetry, and this year, creative nonfiction,” said David Galef, the journal’s faculty adviser and program administrator for UM’s English graduate program.

Founded in 1995, The Yalobusha Review is a collaborative effort between the UM departments of English and Art. Annually, the journal accepts poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography and black-and-white artwork from established and new writers and artists Aug. 15 through Feb. 15. Single issues are $10 and multiple-year subscriptions are $8.

For submission guidelines or to obtain a copy, e-mail the editor at

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