Brandon Buckner, the editor-in-chief of The Southwestern Review, is a second-year graduate student in the English Department at UL. We recently got in touch with Brandon to learn more about The Southwestern Review and the role graduate students play in its publishing.
Congratulations to Leigh Camacho Rourks, who has won the 2017 St. Lawrence Book Award with her short story collection Moon Trees and Other Orphans.
Rourks, a PhD Candidate in the English Department, adds this prize to a list that already includes the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award and the Robert Watson Literary Review Prize. Her fiction, poems, and essays have appeared in a number of journals, including Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, TriQuarterly, December Magazine, and Greensboro Review.