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Oxford Conference for the Book Partners with Willie Morris Awards in 2021

The judges for the Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing have announced their 2019 fiction shortlist. The three finalists for this year’s prize are Chanelle Benz, for “The Gone Dead”; Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, for “The Revisioners”; and De’Shawn Charles Winslow, for “In West Mills.” The Willie Morris Awards are administered by the Department of Writing … Continued

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Poetry from Laure-Anne Bosselaar

Here is Laure-Anne Bosselaar, who was originally scheduled at this year’s conference, reading her poem “Chanel #5.”   Born in 1943, Laure-Anne Bosselaar grew up in Belgium and moved to the United States in 1987. She is the author of These Many Rooms (Four Way Books, 2019), A New Hunger (Ausable Press, 2007), Small Gods of … Continued

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Hanif Abdurraqib on the Power of Storytelling

Poets have always been a part of the Oxford Conference for the Book, especially this year, since the first day of the conference would have coincided with the first day of National Poetry Month. Here we have Hanif Abdurraqib reading one of his poems, along with an interview in Cultured magazine from January. Abdurraqib was … Continued

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