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A. H. Jerriod Avant’s Debut Collection Cultivates Vine of Familial Memory

A. H. Jerriod Avant’s debut collection, Muscadine, cultivates the vine of familial memory, eulogizing our collective losses while exalting the succor of this human life, how the native grape’s “thick skin    [that] teeth / pierce    breaks to pour // sweetly across the tongue.” Throughout these pages, a deeply Southern sensibility balances an environmental awareness … Continued

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Library Exhibition Celebrates Books

During the Thirtieth Oxford Conference for the Book, Archives and Special Collections in the J. D. Williams Library will exhibit More Than Words: The Book as Object. This exhibition celebrates the concept of the book for itself, not necessarily for its specific content. Displays of early material range from selections of medieval fragments to the … Continued

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Anne Scott Barrett Paints Vibrant Watercolor for Poster

Begun in 1993, the Oxford Conference for the Book (OCB) has become an expansive weekend where local arts and literature collide. To mark the thirtieth convening of the OCB, conference organizers worked with Oxford-based artist Anne Scott Barrett to create a poster emblematic of the rich history and promising future for the conference. Mississippi-native Anne … Continued

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