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The Southern Review is a literary journal published by LSU. It was co-founded in 1935 by three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Penn Warren, who served as U.S. Poet Laureate and wrote the classic novel All the King's Men, and renowned literary critic of the New Criticism school, Cleanth Brooks. It continued publication until 1942, after 28 issues, and started again in 1965.

The Southern Review has published work by T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, Wallace Stevens, Aldous Huxley, Allen Tate, Mary Hood,Katherine Anne Porter, Peter Taylor, Eudora Welty, Randall Jarrell, Nelson Algren, Thomas Hardy, Robert Clark Young, Rick Bass, R. T. Smith, and many other leading writers.

The journal consists of submitted written works of poetry, fiction, interviews, critical essays, book reviews, and excerpts from larger works. Emphasis is placed on contemporary works, specializing in the culture of the Southern United States and its history.

Recently, The Southern Review has included visual art and in 2006 it won first place for Best Journal Design in the CELJ International Awards Competition.

Since 2003, Bret Lott has served as editor. Starting in 2008, Jeanne M. Leiby will serve as the editor. The Associate Editor is Donna Perreault, the Assistant Editor is Jessica Faust-Spitzfaden, the Business Manager is Leslie Green, and the Designer is Barbara Bourgoyne. The Editorial Assistant is Susan Kirby-Smith.

See also

Southern literature

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