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Interview with Bret Lott, editor of the Southern Review


PUBLISHED: March 20, 2006

Via Bookslut, the Mobile Register interviews Bret Lott, editor of the Southern Review.

Q: Who are some of the contemporary Southern writers that you are excited about?

A: There’s a young poet named Beth Bachmann who teaches up at Vanderbilt about whom we are quite excited—we published a clutch of fine poems of hers last year, and she has written a wonderful essay reviewing recent poetry that will appear shortly. There’s also a new kid out in Texas, Lee Norment, whose first published piece was in our pages last year. As a literary journal, I think it’s our duty, our calling, if you will, to find those brand-new writers out there whose voices haven’t yet been heard.

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Dinty's picture
The editor indientifed at “Brett Lott” in your blog entry has only three t’s in his name, not four. Can anyone identify where they belong?
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Dinty's picture
Oops, I clearly meant “identified.” Proofread before you post.
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