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Issue 84: Celebrating writing and art by well-known contributors and emerging talents!
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:
goes hunting for pythons in the Everglades; Jamie Quatro reflects upon the intimacy of Flannery O'Connor's prayer journal;
interviews Bryce Reed about the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas;
pays tribute to Elizabeth Spencer;
attends a burial at sea;
remembers a painful accident from childhood; and new fiction from National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" recipient
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
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",
' lovely meditation on the pedal steel guitar, and "Visions of Coahoma," in which Grammy nominee (and Lomax archive curator)
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
Free shipping if purchased between May 23rd and June 6th!
is proud to release its 85th issue, which features 128 pages of art and writing, including fiction by
A few more highlights:
meets the mermaids of Weeki Wachee;
dorks out at the Boy Scout Jamboree;
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
, and poetry by
Ansel Elkins, Tarfia Faizullah, Jericho Brown,
Monica A. Hand.
In the latest installment of "Cooking with Chris,"
divulges the pimento cheese recipe that fueled multigenerational feuding in his family. Local Fare columnist
John T. Edge,
whose work for the
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
's Summer issue includes more than twenty drawings and photographs, including Instagram shots and Polaroids. The cover image is
's "Stock Tank."
See the issue's complete Table of Contents on
15th ANNUAL SOUTHERN MUSIC & CD ISSUE- TENNESSEE
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.
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