“Northern Pike” taken at Harvard Review

My essay “Northern Pike” has just been accepted for publication at Harvard Review, the literary journal that calls the one-and-only Harvard University home!

Here’s a bit from their website:

In the decade and a half since it was launched, Harvard Review has emerged as a major American literary journal with an eclectic mix of contributors in a wide variety of genres and styles. Contributors to the journal include: Arthur Miller, Alice Hoffman, Seamus Heaney, Gore Vidal, David Mamet, Joyce Carol Oates, John Ashbery, Jorie Graham, Jim Crace, John Updike, and Thomas McGuane, as well as those who are making their literary debut. Recent selections have been anthologized in: Best American Poetry 2008, 2006, and 2002, Best American Short Stories 2005 and 2003, Best American Essays 2004 and 2003, Best American Mystery Stories 2006, Best New Poets 2008, Pushcart Prize Anthology 2004 and 2001.

The Southern Review

The Southern Review, Summer 2009

I have two poems, “A Prayer” and “Then I Packed You Up the Ridge Like a Brother on My Back,” appearing in the latest issue of the Southern Review, the esteemed and long-standing journal out of Louisiana State University.

I’ve been reading the Southern Review for the last year or so and have been incredibly impressed; from cover to cover each isssue is nothing less than stunning. If you’re looking for great new literature, this quarterly is well worth the money.

“Anniversary” in The Georgia Review

Summer09My short story “Anniversary” is in the just-released summer 2009 issue of The Georgia Review, one of the hands-down best literary journals in the country! Here’s a little bit from their website:

Since its inception in 1947, The Georgia Review has grown steadily to its current position as one of America’s premier journals of arts and letters. Each quarterly issue offers a rich gathering of stories, essays, poems, book reviews, and visual art orchestrated to invite and sustain repeated readings. Is it any wonder that over seventy percent of our readers add our issues to their permanent libraries? Or that The Review won the 1986 National Magazine Award in Fiction for stories by Mary Hood, Lee K. Abbott, and Gary Gildner, and the 2007 National Magazine Award in Essays for Michael Donohue’s “Russell and Mary.”

Writers featured in the Review range from Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners to the most deserving newer voices–including many who have never published before. Such well-known figures as Eudora Welty, John Edgar Wideman, Eavan Boland, William Stafford, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Philip Levine join emerging writers like Gordon Johnston and Brad Barkley in the quarterly that Magazines for Libraries calls “one of the best bargains in American publishing.”

According to the Utne Reader, “Amid the legion of look-alike mags, The Georgia Review asserts a unique identity: . . . substance in an age of surface.” And the London Times Literary Supplement reports: “The Georgia Review goes from strength to varied strength. Reading issues entire . . . brings home the fact that this journal sets the standard of literary, editorial, and graphic excellence. . . . With differing emphases and in different ways, The Georgia Review seems at times to talk to us all.”