UNC Wilmington Professor Sarah Messer Published in Prestigious Literary Journal

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A poem written by Sarah Messer, associate professor of creative writing at University of North Carolina Wilmington, was published in the Spring 2012 issue of Ploughshares, one of the most prestigious literary journals in the country.

Ploughshares is the literary magazine of Emerson College in Boston. Since its founding in 1971, each issue is guest edited by a prominent author. Messer's poem "Poem Beginning with a Line by Ikkyu" was published in an issue guest edited by Nick Flynn, a current University of Houston professor. Flynn is best-known for his memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (W. W. Norton), which was recently made into a major film.

Messer is the author of a hybrid history/memoir, Red House (Viking), and a poetry book, Bandit Letters (New Issues). Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast and other journals. In addition to teaching at UNCW, she runs One Pause Poetry, a reading series in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a past recipient of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Award, Mary Roberts Rhinehart Prize and a NEA Fellowship in Poetry

The issue that features Messer's poem is published in is available in print ($14), and electronically in Kindle and Nook (both $3.99). See http://www.pshares.org for details.

Media Contacts:
Andrea Martucci, managing editor, Ploughshares Literary Journal, 617.824.3757

Caroline Cropp, UNCW Media Relations Specialist, 910.962.7109