UPDATE: Xavier Review (no deadline; journal)

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Collins
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The XAVIER REVIEW (est. 1980) would like to see submissions of high
quality poetry, fiction, translations, personal essays, interviews and
critical essays on cultural and literary topics. While topics are open,
we have special interests in Southern literature, Latin-Caribbean
literature, and African-American literature, areas which reflect some of
the Xavier library's collections. Uninterested in dogmatic views, we
seek to place recent developments in literature and spirituality in the
context of tradition, and to breathe the fresh air of the present into
traditional concerns. We appreciate an aesthetic sense that reflects
(and sometimes collides with) social concerns, and humane investigations
of the territory where the spirit and the intellect keep each other
honest. Tolerance and humor are the capitals of these territories.

In the work we accept we look for an interesting mind at work on
difficult ideas or experiences, especially where experience and ideas
intersect, written in language that is both rich and accessible.

In the current issue (Fall 2000), for example, we offer a focus on
Andrei Codrescu, with an excerpt from his novel in progress, an
interview with the author, a reminiscence from one of his oldest
Romanian friends, an essay on the challenges of translating his work
into Romanian, and an article on Codrescu's postmodern poetics. We also
have translations of the Sufi poet Ma'zun and of Peruvian poet Eduardo
Chirinos, as well as fiction by Jacob M. Appel and Enid Harlow, poetry
by Opal Palmer Adisa and R. Flowers Rivera, and an photo-illustrated
essay by Allison Levy on a white Jewish-Catholic woman's experience of
participating in the male African American ritual of the Mardi Gras Zulu

Please send your submissions to Richard Collins, Associate Editor,
Xavier Review, Box 110C, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
70125. Contact: rnlcoll_at_bellsouth.net.

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