Department of English

University of Mississippi


VIDEO: Mississippi Public Broadcast Conversations with Beth Ann Fennelly

Beth Ann Fennelly, professor of English and Mississippi Poet Laureate, is the featured guest on Conversations.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s OCEANIC

“Poetry offers an attention to the world, to beauty, and to love. I think that’s a form of activism: inviting people in this hurting world to see animals and nature and human relationships differently, and to take refuge in beauty.” —Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of OCEANIC   Here’s what Aimee says about working with Copper Canyon: “For […]

The 2017 Edith Baine Lecture

 “Sounds of Earth: 40 Years of Voyager’s Golden LP and the Poetry That Spun From It” Adrian Matejka was born in Nuremberg, Germany and grew up in California and Indiana. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the MFA program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the author of The Devil’s Garden (Alice James Books, […]

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Internship Opportunities with the University of Mississippi Press

Please click on the links below to view internship opportunities with the University of Mississippi Press. Editorial Internship   The McRae Publishing Internship

Beth Ann Fennelly, Heating and Cooling: 32 Micro Memoirs

Beth Ann Fennelly will be reading from her memoirs on October 10, Off Square Books, at 5:00 p.m.  

Julian Randall, MFA student, awarded Cave Canem Poetry Prize

Cave Canem Poetry Prize Launched in 1999 with Rita Dove’s selection of Natasha Trethewey’s Domestic Work, this first-book award is dedicated to the discovery of exceptional manuscripts by black poets of African descent. View previous Prize Winning Books. Submissions for the 2018 Cave Canem Poetry Prize will open in spring 2018. 2017 Winner Cave Canem is pleased […]

Ralph Eubanks to Serve as Visiting Professor at UM

Alumnus and author will teach courses in Southern studies and English AUGUST 4, 2017  BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Ralph Eubanks OXFORD, Miss. – Author and journalist Ralph Eubanks returns to the University of Mississippi this fall, this time as a visiting professor. The Mount Olive native will teach a Southern studies course this fall and an English course during the […]

Prison-to-College Pipeline Program Helps Participants Build Futures

UM-Mississippi College partnership supports pursuit of college education at correctional facilities JULY 31, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH Co-directors Otis Pickett (back row, left) and Patrick Alexander (back row, right) with 16 graduates of the summer 2016 Prison-to-College Pipeline course at the Mississippi State Penitentiary. Submitted photo/Mississippi Department of Corrections OXFORD, Miss. – A partnership between the University of […]

English Professor Wins Pushcart Prize for Best Essay

Chris Offutt also won Kentucky Literary Award for nonfiction this year JULY 7, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH Chris Offutt. Photo by Sandra Dyas OXFORD, Miss. – Even for someone who is already a respected, prize-winning author and screenwriter, winning the prestigious Pushcart Prize is a rewarding experience. “The Pushcart Prize is a personal milestone,” said Chris Offutt, […]

UM Summer Poet in Residence, Rose McLarney, will read at Off Square Books on June 29th, at 5:30 p.m.

McLarney will be on campus through July 15 teaching undergraduate classes and working with emerging writers in the Department of English’s Master of Fine Arts program. She also will give a reading at Off Square Books at 5:30 p.m. June 29. A book signing at 5 p.m. will precede the free event.  For more information, click […]