Frequency: Annually (June)
Latest Issue: 2019, vol. 28
Size: 7.75 x 10"
Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1063-0724
The North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR) publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by North Carolina writers, as well as interviews, articles, and essays about the state’s authors, literary history, and writing culture. A cross between a scholarly journal and a literary magazine, NCLR has won numerous awards and citations, including five from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals: the Best New Journal award in 1994, the Best Journal Design award in 1999 and 2010, the Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement in 2007, and the Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement in 2014.
The NCLR is produced at East Carolina University. Started in 1991, it was inspired by the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association to be a companion to the North Carolina Historical Review, with a mission to promote and support writers who are a part of the state’s rich literary tradition. NCLR not only introduces new and emerging writers, but also celebrates forgotten authors who have influenced the culture and history of the Old North State.
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Editor since 1997, Margaret D. Bauer is the Rives Chair of Southern Literature and Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University in Greenville, where she received the university’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Research and Creative Activity in 2014. She is the author of The Fiction of Ellen Gilchrist (1999), William Faulkner’s Legacy (2005), Understanding Tim Gautreaux (2010), and A Study of Scarletts: Scarlett O’Hara and Her Literary Daughters (2014), as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals. She has also edited two Paul Green books: James Spence’s Green biography and a new critical edition of Green’s play The House of Connelly.
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Dylan Newitt Allen
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Table of Contents
Number 28, 2019
Featuring North Carolina African American Literature
Leaving Home to Return Home: Writing North Carolina Homeplace from the Particular to the Universal
an Interview with Stephanie Powell Watts by DeLisa D. Hawkes and Maia L. Butler
“Wildness Was Nothing to Admire”: African American Environmental Thought and the Importance of Place in Stephanie Powell Watts’s No One is Coming to Save Us
an essay by Jessica Cory
Fable in the Storm, To the Island, and To Home
three poems by Amber Flora Thomas
“seeing the opportunity in tomorrow”: An Interview with Jason Mott
an interview by Jennifer Larson
a poem by Kevin Dublin
Glenis Redmond: Poet, Teaching Artist, Griot
an interview by Lisa Sarasohn
Dreams Speak: My Father’s Words and Every One of My Names
two poems by Glenis Redmond
A Visitation with Randall Kenan
an interview by George Hovis
a poem by L. Teresa Church
“let them be black and beautiful”: A Black Southerner’s Grasp at Self-Respect in C. Eric Lincoln’s The Avenue, Clayton City
an essay by Francine L. Allen
Looking for Charles
an essay by Jennifer Harding
Aun’ Peggy: Charles Chesnutt’s Vampire Slayer?
an essay by Trudier Harris
Disembodied Intimacies and Shadows of True Womanhood: Reclaiming Agency in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
an essay by Ashley Burge
The Literary Friendship of George Moses Horton and Caroline Lee Hentz
an essay by Patrick E. Horn
“the verses from our pen to him belong”: National Identity in the Political Homages of George Moses Horton
an essay by Justin Williams
FLASHBACKS: ECHOES OF PAST ISSUES
A Literary Scholar and a Surrogate Granddaughter Contemplate the Life and Work of Zoe Kincaid Brockman
Lyrical Journalism, Investigative Poetry
by Rebecca Duncan
Remembering Grandmother Zoe
by Lyn Triplett
A Calling, Travelers, and April in October
three poems by James Applewhite
the 2018 James Applewhite Poetry Prize
poem by Catherine Carter
How Rhodon the Tutor Prepared Cleopatra’s Son and In my yard are henbit
two poems by J.S. Absher
a poem by Nilla Larsen
NORTH CAROLINA MISCELLANY
the 2018 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize
essay by Nancy Werking Poling
a poem by Sally Thomas
Landscape with Death and Birth
the 2018 Linda Flowers Literary Award
essay by Jennifer Brown
Smoke and Oreos
a poem by Gwen Holt
a poem by Melinda Thomsen
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