The current issue of Oxford American (Issue 55) with the front cover art of a blonde holding a revolver features the poem "Three Days After Easter, 1994" by Shreveporter Jennifer Strange.
This issue of OA will be on sale at newsstands through February. OA bills itself as "The Southern Magazine of Good Writing." It was started in 1992 in Oxford, Mississippi by John Grisham and Marc Smirnoff. It now is published as a nonprofit quarterly in alliance with the University of Central Arkansas.
Strange is a lecturer in English at Centenary College. The OA contributor notes also mention she has more poems forthcoming in Poetry Southeast and Christianity and Literature.
"I found bliss early. It was reading or thinking in the spread out trunk of a pink flowered mimosa tree in our front yard.
I made my freest art back then. When I was a little kid alone in my room, I danced to music from a tiny record player. I had a built up platform in the bottom of my closet, so I would push the clothes back on either side and dance away in funky costumes I found around the house. Now when I create art, I am seeking to go back to my bliss." Usher May 24, 2010