Monday, August 20, 2007

Magazine of the Month: The Oxford American

The AT crowd likes to read all sorts of periodicals. That's why we are happy to recommend The Oxford American, which bills itself as "The Southern Magazine of Good Writing."

In our humble opinion, the OA lives up to its billing. The issue we've been reading is called "Best of the South," and includes such well-known writers as Roy Blount, Jr., Madison Smartt Bell, Ron Rash, and Sonny Brewer. Southern food expert John T. Edge also has a piece in the issue. Plus there's lots more on all sorts of things Southern.

For Southerners (and even Okies and Texans) of a certain literary bent, Oxford American is a good read and worth every penny. Besides, we see that the magazine's new home is in Conway, Arkansas, not too far east on Interstate 40 from T-town. It seems that the University of Central Arkansas has formed an alliance with the OA designed to benefit both institutions.

Check out The Oxford American, including the magazine's upcoming music issue, which features a CD loaded with Southern music.

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