The Mississippi Review celebrates 30 years with its newest issue (volume 39, numbers 1-3). “Thirty-three and a half, to be exact,” Editor Julie Johnson begins her introduction. She’s not speaking so much of the magazine itself as she is of Frederick Barthleme’s long and distinguished history with the magazine before his ‘impolite jettison’ – “as part of a putsch at the university.” Johnson took over and then subsequently received an offer from the U of Kentucky. Her final act as editor of the MR: “to highlight the thirty years the magazine had been Barthleme’s.”
Nicely played Julie.