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Upon Leaving: A Farewell from TSR Business Manager Leslie A. Green

There is a Neil Young song that starts with the line, “There is a town in North Ontario . . .” I used to play guitar and sing this song for my friends and replace “North Ontario” with “South Louisiana.” It doesn’t scan properly, but I made it work. I’ve worked at LSU Press and […]

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A Remembrance of James Olney

By J. Gerald Kennedy My late colleague James Olney had a sign hanging in his office when he was editor of The Southern Review. It was a framed quotation from Everybody’s Autobiography by Gertrude Stein, expressing her regret at not visiting (during her recent American tour) the home state of her friends William Cook and […]

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Not to be overlooked: James Olney as an inspiring boss

by John Easterly It was my great good fortune to work with James Olney during the last two years of his editorship of The Southern Review, right before he rode off into the sunset, westward to his California retirement. In our offices in the basement of Allen Hall we were constantly swamped with submissions of […]

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James Olney: A Tribute

by Michael Griffith I didn’t revere James Olney because he was brilliant. Or that’s not exactly true. How could one not be staggered, a little, by his brilliance: as a scholar of peerless versatility, one who made significant contributions in the fields of African literature, African American literature, Jung and his theories, poetry (especially the […]

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Jake Adam York (1972–2012) posted by Cara Blue Adams

The Southern Review joins the literary community in mourning the loss of Jake Adam York, who died suddenly on December 16, 2012, at the age of forty. A much-loved contributor to our pages and a leading light in poetry, Jake wrote about topics including the civil rights movement and racial violence in the South in […]

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