The Greensboro Review

Edited by Terry L. Kennedy, UNC Greensboro

GR 115 cover with a light blue background that lists this issue's Greensboro Review contributors

Frequency: Spring and Fall

Latest Issue: Number 115: Spring 2024

Size: 6 x 9

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 0017-4084


For more than fifty years, the MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro has published The Greensboro Review. The journal began in 1966, when students in the first years of the MFA wanted a place to publish their creative work. With $500 from the Chancellor—“an amount that hardly covered the cost of printing 500 copies,” according to Robert Watson, poet and co-founder of the MFA program—students and faculty used the campus duplicating shop to print the debut issue, then collated it by hand. Greensboro painter Betty Watson designed the logo that is still in use today.

The mission of the journal quickly shifted from “a house organ for our MFA students,” and the Review began to publish writers like Ezra Pound and Joyce Carol Oates. But as longtime editor Jim Clark described, “the GR has always taken the most joy in publishing work by new writers at the beginning of their careers, and we are proud to include in this group such writers as Lewis Nordan, Yusef Komunyakaa, William Matthews, Alan Shapiro, Charles Simic, and Dave Smith.” In 1984, the GR established its Literary Awards thanks to an anonymous donor, and these prizes led to a more global following. Works from the journal are consistently included in the Pushcart Prize anthologies, Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Awards, New Stories from the South, and other collections honoring the finest writing by both established and emerging voices.

Today, the GR continues to be faculty- and student-run, and our editors regularly showcase writers whose work may be risk-taking or overlooked. The Greensboro Review is a proud member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses.

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Terry L. Kennedy

Associate Editor

Jessie Van Rheenen

Managing Editor

Justin Nash

Fiction Editor

Nellie Hildebrandt

Poetry Editor

Calista Malone

Associate Fiction Editor

Sierra Stonebraker

Associate Poetry Editor

Caroline White

Editorial Assistants

Gabrielle Girard, Katie Worden

Editorial Board

Xhenet Aliu, Stuart Dischell, Holly Goddard Jones, Derek Palacio, Emilia Phillips

Consulting Senior Editors

Fred Chappell, Julie Funderburk, Lee Zacharias

Table of Contents

Number 115, Spring 2024

Fred Chappell Dedication, Angela Davis-Gardner

Fiction by

Susan Finch
Josh Bell
Daniel S.C. Sutter
Elizabeth Fergason
Jared Green
Leah Yacknin-Dawson
Edmund Sandoval

Poetry by

Martha Paz-Soldan
Suphil Lee Park
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach
Ugochukwu Damian Okpara
Caitlyn Klum
Max Seifert
Benjamin S. Grossberg
C. Dale Young
Nik Moore
Michael Waters
Jacob Schepers
Weijia Pan
Mark Spero

Notes on Contributors

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