R212. Celebrating 45 Years of Mississippi Review

Liberty Salon M, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four
Thursday, February 9, 2017
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Early contributor Raymond Carver once said that Mississippi Review “is one of the most remarkable and indispensable literary journals of our time.” Like the magazine, our contributors fit none of the usual pigeonholes; this reading showcases the recent work these authors have published outside of their usual genres. Come hear the aesthetic range of four esteemed, genre-crossing writers as we celebrate forty-five years of publishing the latest diverse and daring voices in our pages.



Hannah Dow is a PhD student at the University of Southern Mississippi and associate editor for Mississippi Review. Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Open Bar at Tin House, Harpur Palate, and American Literary Review. She had an honorable mention in the 2015 AWP Intro Journals Project.

Kevin A. Gonzalez is the author of Cultural Studies, a collection of poems, and the coeditor of The New Census: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. His fiction has appeared in Playboy, Ploughshares, VQR, and Narrative. He's an editor at jubilat and teaches at Carnegie Mellon University

Barrett Swanson is the 2016–2017 Halls Emerging Artist Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. He is the winner of a 2015 Pushcart Prize, and his essays and short fiction have been distinguished as "notable" in the Best American Essays and the Best American Nonrequired Reading.

Hannah Craig was the winner of Parlor Press' New Measure Poetry Prize in 2015 and the 2016 Mississippi Review prize. Her first poetry collection is forthcoming.

Jenny Boully is the author most recently of of the mismatched teacups, of the single-serving spoon: a book of failures. Her other books include The Book of Beginnings and Endings and The Body: An Essay.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center