Sunday, December 17, 2006

Work From Ct. Rev. Selected For Two Books Of Best American Stories

Shara McCallum teaches creative writing and directs the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University;
Sue Ellen Thompson's most recent book, The Learning, New & Selected Poems, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2001. She lives in eastern Connecticut.

Work which first appeared in CSU's literary journal Connecticut Review has been honored by inclusion in two volumes of the nationally recognized Best American series.

Shara McCallum's essay, "What We Believe," which appeared in the spring 2005 issue of CTReview, was selected by Lauren Slater for the book, Best American Essays 2006, published Houghton Mifflin.

Sue Ellen Thompson's poem, "Body English," was chosen by Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate, for Best American Poetry 2006, published by Simon and Schuster. "Body English" also appeared in the spring 2005 issue of CTReview.

Connecticut Review is published twice each year by the Connecticut State University System as a public service contribution to the national literary and intellectual discourse.

The editorial board for the journal comes from each of the four CSU campuses. The current senior editor is JP Briggs of WCSU. The other editors are Vivian Shipley, SCSU; Stuart Barnett, CCSU; Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, ESCU. Each issue of the journal is 200-212 pages in perfect bound 6 x 9 format and contains poetry, fiction, short essays, scholarly articles and fine artwork.

The journal publishes the best in contemporary literature and essays. The selection process focuses on bringing to general readers cutting edge work that is both thought provoking and accessible. For information about submission and subscription see our website:

  • Connecticut Review

  • For further information Contact:

    JP Briggs
    Senior Editor
    Connecticut Review
    203-837-9043 (office)

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