Testaments To Still Being Alive: An Interview with Emily Nason

Emily Nason has poetry in, or forthcoming from, The Georgia Review, Indiana Review, the Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, she is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Virginia. Nason’s poem, “Sertraline,” won the Robert Watson Literary Prize and appears in The Greensboro Review 107.   JULIA EDWARDS: First, […]

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Why We Chose It: “A Slow Poem” by Daniel Liebert

By Matt Valades, Poetry Editor Back in the pre-virus Fall of 2019, a seemingly distant past grown fond and yellow at the edges, when the coming year held only promise instead of plague, the poetry editors here at The Greensboro Review sat down less than six feet from editor-in-chief Terry Kennedy to discuss and select […]

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Why We Chose It: “The Fair” by Will Hearn

By Evan Fackler, Fiction Editor When Nic, the African-American narrator of Will Hearn’s story “The Fair,” travels to Neshoba County to meet his girlfriend’s all-white family for the first time, his interactions are shadowed by the general history of race in the American South, as well as the specific history of the murder of several […]

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West of Other: An Interview with Brendan Egan

Brendan Egan’s fiction and poetry have appeared in Yemassee, Threepenny Review, Witness, and other places. A native Connecticuter, he has worked as a lobster shucker, ice cream truck driver, expert chino folder, and door-to-door knife salesman. He lives in west Texas, where he teaches at Midland College and attempts to keep a garden. Egan’s story […]

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The Greensboro Review, Issue 107, Spring 2020

Announcing the annual Robert Watson Literary Awards

We’re very pleased to announce this year’s Robert Watson Literary Prize Winners: Brendan Egan, for his story, “War Rugs” Emily Nason, for her poem, “Sertraline” Congratulations! Read their work in full in the Spring 2020 issue , which also features new stories and poems from Helen Marie Casey, Janine Certo, Lee Anne Gallaway-Mitchell, Will Hearn, […]

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Happy pub day to Jennie Malboeuf

Congrats to Jennie Malboeuf, whose debut collection, God had a body, is out today from Indiana University Press! Malboeuf’s poem, “Animals in Captivity,” appeared in the GR 106 this past fall. “There is a fierce spirituality and mordant wit in God had a body, Jennie Malboeuf’s first book of poems. Here is a poet with a transformative vision […]

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New flash fiction category

All of us at the GR are excited to announce a brand-new category for flash fiction! Send us your best pithy stories (up to 500 words). We look forward to reading your work–and accepted pieces will appear in our fall issue #108. https://greensbororeview.submittable.com/submit

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The Greensboro Review, Issue 106, Fall 2019

The GR featured on Verse Daily – Dingman, Albergotti, & Sexton!

We’re so pleased for three days’ worth of featured poems on Verse Daily! What better way to launch our new fall issue, #106? Today’s poem is Chelsea Dingman’s “No One Can Tell the Bones of the Dead from the Bones of the Living,” with more in the archives: December 2, 2019:  “A Sort of Art” by […]

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Happy Pub Day to JP Gritton

Congratulations to contributor JP Gritton on his debut novel, Wyoming, out today from Tin House! Gritton’s short story, “Last Waltz,” appeared in the GR Issue 100, and we are so pleased to celebrate this latest work. Named one of the best books of 2019, Kirkus calls Wyoming “An affecting, richly drawn, darkly humorous novel” (Starred […]

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