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ASU Literary Journal Available

May 29, 2014

A product of the Department of English and Modern Languages, Volume 28, No. 1, can be purchased for $10 per copy or by annual subscription of $17.  Published twice a year, the Concho River Review includes more than 150 pages of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and book reviews.

In the newest issue, fiction selections include the tale of a self-righteous woman’s encounter with the divine by Raymond Arcangel, the story of a murderous encounter on the Texas back roads by Robert McGuill, a lonely encounter with a mysterious woman in the desert written by Michael McGuire and a fictionalized account of the 1950s drought by Paula Starche.

Fans of nonfiction can read Jan Seale’s essay about the perspective and history of Texas poets laureate, J. Michael Mumme’s often hilarious account of his own arachnophobia and his begrudging acceptance of spiders, and John Robinson’s travel narrative about his time in Spain reading the writings of Marcel Proust.

Poetry entries include works by Jane Blanchard, Robert Cooperman, Matt Dennison, Colin Dodds, Mark Goad, Lynn Hoggard, Mary Soon Lee, Simon Perchik, Brittany Tacconi, David Vancil and Harold Whit Williams, among others.

The journal also includes an expanded book review section edited by Dr. R. Mark Jackson, ASU assistant professor of English.  The reviews focus on the works of Texas writers published by university and small presses.  Those writers include Rick Bass, Stephen Harrigan, Peter Josyph, Linda King, James McWilliams, Anca Vlasopolos and Betty Holland Wiespape.

Edited by Dr. Erin Ashworth-King since 2012, the literary journal was founded in 1987 by Dr. Terry Dalrymple.  Both are members of the ASU English faculty.

For more information or to purchase copies of the Concho River Review, go online to

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