Uncategorized | December 14, 2004

Graywolf Press has announced the forthcoming release of Kevin McIlvoy’s short-story collection, The Complete History of New Mexico. McIlvoy’s fiction has appeared previously in The Missouri Review. The title novella is narrated by 11-year-old Chum, whose “‘history’ unfolds over three distinctive and increasingly disturbing sections,” two of which are historical and the third of which involves Chum’s best friend, Daniel. To read an excerpt, click here. McIlovy is the author of four previous novels: A Waltz, Little Peg, Hyssop, and The Fifth Station. He teaches in the MFA program at New Mexico State University and Warren Wilson College.

The first poetry collection from Tina Chang, Half-Lit Houses, was recently published by Four Way Books. The collection contains three poems that originally appeared in The Missouri Review 21:1 (1998). The collection “documents a young girl’s very beginnings, the loss of her father, (and) the father’s presence as a mythical figure in the speaker’s life. The collection is also punctuated by a movement backward in history, specifically to Hunan, China, in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s.” To visit her website, click here.