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Issue 84: Celebrating writing and art by well-known contributors and emerging talents!
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The Oxford American is proud to release its 84th issue, which celebrates writing and art by both well-known contributors and emerging talents.

A few highlights: Steve Featherstone goes hunting for pythons in the Everglades; Jamie Quatro reflects upon the intimacy of Flannery O'Connor's prayer journal; Rachel Monroe interviews Bryce Reed about the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas; William Giraldi pays tribute to Elizabeth Spencer; Kate Sweeney attends a burial at sea; Mark Lane remembers a painful accident from childhood; and new fiction from National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" recipient C.E. Morgan.

Local Fare columnist John T. Edge, the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, tells us why potlikker "is now vogue". And in a new installment of Cooking with Chris, contributing editor Chris Offutt shares an unforgettable story about eggs.

The OA's recent Tennessee Music Issue was one of the highest-selling music issues in the magazine's history. Now, readers looking for more great music writing will love "Spinning Steel Into Gold", Ginger Dellenbaughs' lovely meditation on the pedal steel guitar, and "Visions of Coahoma," in which Grammy nominee (and Lomax archive curator) Nathan Salsburg journeys to Texas Island, Mississippi.

In addition to excellent writing, the Oxford American's Spring Issue features more than twenty artists and photographers, including Maude Schuyler Clay's stunning portraits of dogs in the Mississippi Delta.
Issue 85: Summer 2014
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The Oxford American is proud to release its 85th issue, which features 128 pages of art and writing, including fiction by George Singleton and Lisa Howorth.

A few more highlights: Lauren Groff meets the mermaids of Weeki Wachee; Rosecrans Baldwin dorks out at the Boy Scout Jamboree; William Giraldi tries to quit Jack White; Ellen Ann Fentress analyzes the literary representation of household maids; and Catherine Venable Moore tells the big story of a small place in West Virginia. The issue also features a selection of tintype photographs by Lisa Elmaleh, and poetry by Ansel Elkins, Tarfia Faizullah, Jericho Brown, and Monica A. Hand.

In the latest installment of "Cooking with Chris," Chris Offutt divulges the pimento cheese recipe that fueled multigenerational feuding in his family. Local Fare columnist John T. Edge, whose work for the OA was recently selected for the forthcoming anthology Best Food Writing 2014, explores the cultural linkages between India and the American South. In addition to excellent writing, the OA's Summer issue includes more than twenty drawings and photographs, including Instagram shots and Polaroids. The cover image is Julie Blackmon's "Stock Tank."

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ISSUE 83 - The Oxford American's 15th Annual Southern Music Issue & CD, featuring the music of Tennessee!

Rosanne Cash takes the long way home; John Jeremiah Sullivan gets high on the upbeat; Bessie Smith needs a little sugar in her bowl-and more!

PLUS: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Gus Cannon, Matraca Berg, Laura Cantrell, Big Star, Charlie Rich, and "Carl the Raping Goat Saves Christmas," a story by Lucy Alibar.

This year's issue comes with a 176-page magazine and a double CD.