The Southern Review Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary at the Strand!

Readings by Stephen Dunn, David Wojahn, Jayne Anne Philips and more
Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, New York, NY, on 1 May 2015, 7:00 PM

The Southern Review celebrates 80 years of publishing the best of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by established and emerging writers. A stellar line-up of The Southern Review’s poets and novelists joins the journal’s editors to mark this anniversary milestone on May 1st at 7 PM at the third-floor Rare Book Room of the Strand Bookstore (828 Broadway) in New York. Readers can buy a copy of The Southern Review or a $15 gift card at the Strand in order to attend this event.

Guest readers include poets Stephen Dunn, David Wojahn, and Chloe Honum. Stephen Dunn is the author of seventeen collections of poetry, including the recent Lines of Defense; he won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for Different Hours and has received numerous awards and honors for his work. He is Distinguished Professor (emeritus) of Creative Writing at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and has also taught at Columbia University, NYU, University of Michigan, Princeton, and the University of Washington. David Wojahn is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently Interrogation Palace: New and Selected Poems (2006), which was a named finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the O.B. Hardison Award from the Folger Shakespeare Library; and World Tree (2011), which received the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Prize. He teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University and in the low-residency MFA in Writing Program of Vermont College of Fine Arts. Chloe Honum is the author of The Tulip-Flame, winner of the 2013 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in The Southern Review, The Paris Review, and Poetry, among others.

Novelists Jayne Anne Phillips and Karl Taro Greenfield will also be at the Strand to read from their work. Phillips is the author of five novels, most recently Quiet Dell and two widely anthologized collections of stories. She is Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program at Rutgers University. Karl Taro Greenfield is the author of eight books, including the new novel The Subprimes. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Best American Short Stories, and O. Henry Prize stories, as well as in The Southern Review.

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