Mississippi Writers Bundle

Oxford American Goods

$ 55.00 

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In honor of our presence at the Mississippi Book Festival, we are celebrating our roots. For a limited time, you can order our Mississippi Writers Bundle featuring voices from the Magnolia State.

This bundle includes Issue 18: Faulkner at 100, Issue 72: Barry Hannah in the World, Issue 98: Fall 2018, and our rare First Issue published in Oxford, MS. Each order includes a CD from our sold out Mississippi music issue.

This bundle is only available for the month of August.  

Issue 1: Spring 1992:

“We will not publish pieces about family reunions, or recipes, or beauty contests, or picturesque porches, or local anchormen, or picknicking, or interior decorating, or lovely gardens, or Southern soap opera stars. We abandon these concerns to our narcissistic and stagnant competition. Instead, the Oxford American expects to be distinguished and popular for its adherence to what is outstanding in contemporary American culture—not for publishing articles about, or for, its richest subscribers.” — From the “Declaration of Intent”


Fiction by Barry Hannah. Essays by Louis Nordan, John Grisham, Larry Brown, Dave Southern, and others. Poetry by Roy Blount Jr., X. J. Kennedy, Fred Chappell, John Updike, Jack Butler, Charles Bukowski, and more.

Issue 18: Fall 1997:

Features include "The Homesick Letters of William Faulkner," by Padgett Powell and Donald Kartiganer. Fiction by Mark Richard. Other contributors include Steve Yarbrough, Diane Roberts, Bern Keating, Vladimir Nabokov, William C. Ordiorne, and others.

Issue 72: Spring 2011:

A selection of letters between Eudora Welty and William Maxwell. Essays by Joshua Clark, Ben Westhoff, Virginia A.K. Moran, and others. Donna Tartt, Burke Nixon, Rick Bass, Scott Howdeshell, M. O. Walsh, Elizabeth Kaiser, Sven Birkerts, Jamie Quatro, and others remember the late, great Barry Hannah, who died in 2010.

Issue 98: Fall 2017:

The Oxford American continues its twenty-fifth anniversary celebration with the magazine’s 98th issue, which includes the final installment in a series of excerpts from Jesmyn Ward’s new novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing.


Reflection on Southern history is a recurring theme in many stories in the fall issue. “It is an ongoing project,” editor Eliza Borné writes, “reckoning with our past, making the South a better place to live and dream and learn and work.”Jeanie Riess profiles New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu. In Jackson, Mississippi, Katie Gilbert follows the mayoral candidacy of activist Antar Chokwe Lumumba. In Little Rock, Arkansas, Frederick McKindra writes about black selfhood and the sixtieth anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School.


Mississippi Music Issue CD:

CD Tracks:

1. Uncle Jonah’s Place / Harold Dorman
2. What Can You Bring Me / Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
3. I’m Lonesome / Ernie Chaffin
4. Heart O-Matic Love / Bo Diddley
5. Tallahatchie River Blues / Mattie Delaney
6. I’m Ready for Your Love / Fern Kinney
7. Love-A-Rama / Leon Bass & the Keystones
8. Snap Your Fingers / Joe Henderson
9. Blues, Blues, Blues / Hayden Thompson
10. Jump Children / The International Sweethearts of Rhythm
11. Howlin’ for My Darling / Howlin’ Wolf
12. (My Baby Loves) Chili Dogs / Dusty Brooks
13. Tit for Tat / Ruby Andrews
14. Sidewalk / The Hilltops
15. Old Joe Bone / Carter Brothers & Son
16. I’ve Got the Real Thing / Syl Johnson
17. Guitar Slim / Guitar Slim
18. Radio, Jukebox, and T.V. / Jimmy Donley
19. Gospel Train / The Golden Nugget
20. Rock & Roll Blues / Travis Wammack
21. Storm Thru Mississippi / Henry Green
22. Uprising [radio edit] / Wadada Leo Smith and Ed Blackwell
23. Old Dog Blue / Jim Jackson
24. Bad Girl / The Riviaires
25. Love Sick / The Germans
26. Post-Partitions / Milton Babbit (played by Robert Miller)
27. Biloxi / Ted Hawkins


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