Established in 1915, frist as The Texas Review at the University ot Texas at Austin, Southwest Review, now of Southern Methodist University, celebrates 100 years of publishing. As critic Edmund Grosse said in the inagural issue of the publication, the magazine has proven his prediction that it would “uphold the banner of scholarly elegance” and “stoop to no word unworthy of the Muses.”
Under the editorial guidance of Willard Spiegelman since 1984 (when the editorial responsibility was returned to a faculty member for the first time in forty years), Southwest Review has emerged as “one of the best literary quarterlies in the United Sates,” according to PEN American Center. Having won the PEN Nora Magid Award for Literary Editing in 2005, Spiegelman and his editorial staff have shown a true lifetime commitment to publishing “luminous and unfamiliar names, so long as the writing is genuine.”
Also featured in this anniversary issue are the 2014 Morton Marr Poetry Prize Winners. This year’s judge was Elizabeth Spires.
First Place Kyle Norwood “Landscape with Fountain and Language”
Second Place Lisa Rosenberg “To the Makers”
Second Place David Landon “Ash Wednesday: Coffee At Starbucks”