ln October 1996, the Center became publisher of the state's oldest literary journal, Great River Review, which began publication in 1978. Recipient of a Minnesota Book Award and several Pushcart Prizes, Great River Review is edited by poets Robert Hedin and Michael Waters. The journal has published some of the finest writers in the country and abroad, such as Olga Broumas, Odysseas Elytis, Ted Kooser, Judith Kitchen, Jay Meek, Philip Levine, Linda Pastan, and Paul Zimmer.
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Recent Honors and Awards
The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses
(ed. Bill Henderson, Pushcart Press)
Judith Kitchen, essay, "Certainty," fall/winter, 2010
Jean Valentine, poem, "Her Car," fall/winter, 2009
William Heyen, poem, "A Poetics of Hiroshima,"
Paul Zimmer, essay, "The Mechanics," spring/summer, 2004
The Best American Sports Writing
(ed. Glenn Stout, Houghton Mifflin)
Mark Lucius, "Joining the Club," spring/summer, 2007
Minnesota Book Award for the 25th anniversary issue, 2002
(Minnesota Humanities Commission)
Current Issue of Great River Review:
Back Issues still available:
1. #54, Spring/Summer 2011: Robert Bly, Andrei Codrescu, Kimiko Hahn, George Seferis, and Naomi Shihab Nye
2. #51, Fall/Winter 2009: Yannis Ritsos, John Haines, Stephen Dunn, Jean Valentine, and Leslie Adrienne Miller
3. #47, Fall/Winter 2007: Gary Nabhan, Alicia Ostriker, Franz Wright, Carol Frost, and Bruce Weigl
Other past issues available on request.