Pembroke Magazine

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​Published at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke Magazine has been printed annually since its founding in 1969.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 48  (2016) features poetry from Emily Banks, C. Wade Bentley, Mark Brazaitis, Elizabeth Bridges, Barbara Conrad, Chris Edmonds, Allys Page, Elizabeth Rees, Amy Sawyer, John Warner Smith, Anne Dyer Stuart, and more. Plus fiction by MaryEllen Beveridge, Andi Boyd, Polly Buckingham, Katie Burgess, Andrew Siegrist, Shelly Weathers, Gabriel Welsch, and others. Creative nonfiction by Rachel Hoge, Samantha Levy-Arnold, Steven Moore, Rachel Porter, and Heather Breed Steadham.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 47  (2015) features art by Alrinthea Carter and Forrest Anderson's Q&A with debut novelist Tom Cooper, whose The Marauders Stephen King calls “a little Elmore Leonard, a little Charles Portis, and very much its own uniquely American self.” With poetry from John Andrews, Nandini Dhar, Jeanne Larsen, Steven Ray Smith, and more. Plus fiction by Randall Brown, George Choundas, Katherine Conner, Keith Lesmeister, Leigh Camacho Rourks, and others. Creative nonfiction by Benjamin Carr, Catherine Doucette, Susan Finch, Theo Greenblatt, and Jason Skipper.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 46  (2014) features intimate interviews with Jill McCorkle and Holly Goddard Jones. With poetry from Noel Sloboda, Glenna Luschei, Anne Dyer Stuart, Mia Sara, and more. Plus fiction by Jacob M. Appel, Elizabeth Genovise, Christopher Lowe, Joey R. Poole, John Vanderslice, and others. Creative nonfiction from Mary Bess Dunn.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 45  (2013), the debut issue from editor Jessica Pitchford, features an interview with New York Times bestselling novelist Wiley Cash. With poetry from Jenn Blair, Matthew Dulany, Mercedes Lawry, Eric Lee, Matthew J. Spireng, and more. Plus fiction by Gilbert Allen, Neil Connelly, Katie Cortese, Cheryl Diane Kidder, Ashley Harris Paul, and Emily Roberson. Creative nonfiction from Katie Burgess, Susan Finch, B.J. Hollars, and Dionisia Morales.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 44  (2012), the American South issue edited by Jennifer Key, features poetry from Kelly Cherry, Michael Chitwood, Rebecca Dunham, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Alan Michael Parker, Rob Shapiro, Caki Wilkinson, and more. With fiction by Jennifer Cranfill, Alfredo Franco, Vic Sizemore, Andrew Waters, and Brandon Wicks. Also: Scott Bigelow shares a pre-Civil War plantation owner's ledger.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 43  (2011), edited by Jennifer Key, features a tribute from more than a dozen writers to longtime Pembroke Magazine editor Shelby Stephenson. Also: poetry by Morri Creech, Pamela Davis, Julia Johnson, Derek Mong, Julia Wendell, and more. Fiction by Jennifer Cranfill and C.W. Smith. Nonfiction by Melissa Kirsch, Michael Narducci, and C.W. Smith. 

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 42 (2010) Shelby Stephenson's final issue has North Carolina Writers (including Doris Betts, Marianne Gingher, and Sally Buckner) honoring Ruth Moose. Also: a story by Jim Phillips and poetry by Jesse Graves, Sally Logan, Jackson Wheeler, and more.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 41 (2009) features North Carolina Writers (among them Joseph Bathanti, Robert Morgan, and Lee Smith) honoring Anthony S. Abbott. Also: Grace Cavalieri interviews Donald Hall. Poetry by Jim Daniels, June Milby, Steve Roberts, Leslie Ullman, and more. Fiction by Elias Hasburn.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 40 (2008) At 460 pages, one of Pembroke Magazine's largest issues. Contains a special feature devoted to Hispanic/Latino(a) literature. Guest Editor, Liliana Wendorff. North Carolina Writers (including Sally Buckner, Fred Chappell, and Michael McFee) honor James Applewhite. Grace Cavalieri interviews Ted Kooser.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 39 (2007) contains a special section featuring African American literature. Guest Editor, Lenard D. Moore. Writings by Willie James King, Opal J. Moore, Estelle Farley, Tara Betts, and more. North Carolina Writers (among them Charles Blackburn, Jr., Nancy Olson, and Bland Simpson) honor Margaret Maron.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 38 (2006) contains a special section devoted to Native American literature, including remembrances of the late Louis Owens. Guest Editor, Jesse Peters. Also: Gerald Vizenor's 2005 Western Literature Association Achievement Award Lecture and contributions from Gordon Henry, Kim Blaeser, Chris LaLonde, John Purdy, MariJo Moore, John Smelcer, Linda Hogan, and more. North Carolina Writers honor Heather Ross Miller. Grace Cavalieri interviews Stanley Plumly.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 37 (2005) contains tributes to the poets William Harmon (guest edited by Robert West) and Glenna Luschei (guest edited by Steven Scher). Also: Liliana Wendorff interviews poet Daniel Alarcøn. North Carolina Writers honor Sally Buckner.

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Pembroke MagazineNo. 36 (2004) contains tributes to Chris Fuhrman (among them a remembrance by Jodie Foster)  and Tim McLaurin (including essays by Larry Brown, Pat Conroy, and Kaye Gibbons), as well as several poems by Fuhrman and three short stories, "Thirteen" (Chapter 1 of The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys), "The Big Catch," and "How to Pick Up Girls." Also: a spotlight on the work of poet Gunter Kunert with an introductory essay by Reinhold Grimm, a special selection of poems by Valter Maccaferri as well as a Q&A with the poet, and an interview with Robert Morgan. North Carolina Writers salute William S. Powell.

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Pembroke MagazineNo. 35 (2003) features the work of North Carolina's own Robert Morgan. Also: work by Anna Wooten Hawkins, Victor Dalmas, Jr., an interview with Billy Collins, and much more. North Carolina Writers honor Roy Parker, Jr.

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Pembroke MagazineNo. 34 (2002) features Jill McCorkle, novelist and teacher, with essays on her work by Joe Mandel, Shannon Ravenel, Joan Wylie Hall, and more. Also: poetry by Robert Sargent, Joanna C. Scott, Chris Waters, and others. Fiction from Nancy Tilly, John Judson, Richard Hood, and Regina Villiers. North Carolina Writers honor Shelby Stephenson.

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Pembroke MagazineNo. 33 (2001) contains a special feature on Lee Smith. The critic Sue Laslie Kimball suggested to Editor Shelby Stephenson that the magazine present such a project, using as a starting point papers from a Southern Literary Symposium at Methodist College on Lee Smith's fiction. Kimball and Stepehenson also invited writers and scholars to participate in this special issue, including Robert Morgan, Nancy Tilly, Robert West, Nancy Parrish, Bland Simpson, Grace Gibson, William Teem, Nancy Barrineau, Richard Vela, Jesse Peters, and many more.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 32 (2000) features poetry by Debra Kaufman, Ron Rash, Virgil Suarez, Robert West, and many more. Also: fiction from William Joyner, Robert Morgan, Paul Ruffin, and others. Grace Cavalieri interviews Howard Nemerov. Lost drawings from Georgia O'Keeffe.

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Pembroke MagazineNo. 31 (1999) is devoted to current Hungarian poetry and to the life and work of writer and humanist John Ehle. Grace Cavalieri interviews Robert Pinsky. William Harmon, Robert Morgan, and John Hope Franklin are also featured.

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Pembroke MagazineNo. 30 (1998) focuses on the German poet Karl Krolow. Reinhold Grimm, a contributing editor to Pembroke Magazine, introduces Krolow and translates his poetry. Also: a feature on poet and publisher Glenna Luschei (with an essay on her life and work by Hugh Fox) and an interview with Josephine Jacobsen (by Grace Cavalieri). Betty Hodges and Ed Hodges contribute fiction. Fred Chappell contributes an essay on the poetry of Sam Ragan. North Carolina Writers honor children's storyteller and artist Glen Rounds.

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Pembroke MagazineNo. 29 (1997) is a special Daphne Athas issue, with eighty-one pages devoted to Athas's fiction and poetry. Ferruccio Brugnaro is also featured. In addition: three essays on Thomas Wolfe's life and work — by Reid Huntley, Joanne Marshall Mauldin, and Morton I. Teicher. Poems by Anthony Abbott, Merrill Leffler, Jeffery Beam, Ann Goldsmith, and others. 

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Pembroke MagazineNo. 28 (1996) is a general issue, featuring stories by Tom Wicker and Bill Toole, poems by Fleda Brown Jackson, Robert Wallace, Jared Carter, Deborah Brody, Stephen E. Smith, and many others. North Carolina Writers pay tribute to poet John Foster West.

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Pembroke MagazineNo. 27 (1995) is a special North Carolina Native American women writers issue. Also: fiction by Heather Ross Miller, essays by William Doreski, Ronald H. Bayes, Nathaniel Burt, and Richard Ball, and poems by Lenard D. Moore, Simon J. Ortiz, Barbara Guest, Kathleen Halme, and others. North Carolina Writers honor H.G. Jones, longtime curator of the N. C. Collections at the Louis Round Wilson Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

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Pembroke MagazineNo. 26 (1994) is the Joseph Mitchell special issue. North Carolina Writers salute John Ehle, and there is an interview with Andrew Lytle. Other contributors: Betty Adcock, Reinhold Grimm, Hugh Fox, Al Maginnes, Janie Fink, Ronald H. Bayes, and William Walsh.  Mary C. Williams has an essay on the poetry of Betty Adcock, and Adcock contributes some poems. 

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Pembroke MagazineNo. 25 (1993) has a feature on Takamura Kotaro and his poetry by Hiroaki Sato. Also: fiction by William Joyner and Heather Ross Miller, poems by Lou Lipsitz, Carolyn Stoloff, Carl Martin, Richard Kostelanetz, Agnes McDonald, Cory Brown, and many other, as well as a tribute to novelist Wilma Dykeman.

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Pembroke MagazineNo. 24 (1992) presents contemporary poetry of Germany. Thus Stephenson continues the international focus, eclectic content, and quest for new talent begun by Macleod when he founded the magazine.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 23 (1991) ***SOLD OUT***

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Pembroke MagazineNo. 22 (1990) features essays by Reinhold Grimm, Dianna Henning, George Stein, and more. Fiction from Liza Field, Harry Humes, Roy E. Maynor, and Terry Roberts. Poetry from Jay Blumenthal, John Judson, Gigi Marks, Ron Wallace, and others. William Walsh interviews Harry Crews. North Carolina Writers honor Betty Hodges.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 21 (1989) showcases fiction by Robert Morgan, Susan Pepper, Jonathan Brannen, Glenda Gill, and Ralph Thurston, poems by David Graham, Sally Sullivan, Norman Macleod, June Milby, and others. North Carolina Writers honor Reynolds Price.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 20 (1988) ***SOLD OUT***

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 19 (1987) features fiction from Paul Ruffin and Larry S. Rudner as well as poems by Whang Tong-Gyu, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Kathleen McPhilemy, R.T. Smith, Jane Perrin, and many more. North Carolina Writers honor Ronald H. Bayes.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 18 (1986) ***SOLD OUT***

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 17 (1985) presents essays by Fred Chappell and Sister Bernetta Quinn, poems by Sherry Beasley, Aden Ross, David Baker, and more, fiction by Cherry Parker, J.W. Rivers, David B. Hopes, and LaVerne Harrell Clark. Paul Ruffin interviews Fred Chappell, and North Carolina Writers honor Sam Ragan.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 16 (1984) contains fiction by Sara Olmsted, Larry Rudner, Clyde Edgerton, Kermit Turner, Victor Dalmas, and David B. Hopes. Also: poetry from Ann Dunn, Allison Funk, Stephen Corey, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Grace DiSanto, and others. Essays by RIchard Ball, Jack Roper, R.T. Smith, and Judson Crews. North Carolina Writers praise Ovid Pierce.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 15 (1983) has fiction by Bill Toole and Will Inman, as well as poems by Heather Ross Miller, Michael McFee, Ruth Moose, Ronald H. Bayes, Katharine Privett, Jeff Schiff, and others. North Carolina Writers praise Manly Wade Wellman.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 14 (1982) features fiction by Fred Chappell, Charles Edward Eaton, Susan Fromberg Shaeffer, and Lynwood Sawyer, poems by David Hopes, Stuart Friebert, A.R. Ammons, P.B. Newman, and more. North Carolina Writers praise Frances Gray Patton.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 13 (1981) is a special issue devoted to Guy Owen, including fiction by the author and Sara Olmstead. Also: poetry from Geraldine Little, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Ansie Baird, Joel Chace, and others. North Carolina Writers honor Walter Spearman.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 12 (1980) is the Norman Macleod special issue. Also: Guy Owen on Erskine Caldwell and praise for Thad Stem, Jr.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 11 (1979) showcases the work of Erskine Caldwell as America's Great 20th Century Writer. Also: poetry by R.T. Smith, Grace Gibson, and many more. North Carolina Writers pay tribute to Jonathan Daniels and an essay on English E. Jones.

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 10 (1978) Norman Macleod's final issue, featuring Paul Green, Burton Raffel, Richard Ball, R.C. Kenedy, R.S. Thomas, Dylan Thomas, and many more. ***SOLD OUT***

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 9 (1977) Special Supplementary 1977 Issue featuring The Distance: New and Selected Poems  (1928-1977) by Norman Macleod. ***SOLD OUT***

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 8 (1976) features a tribute to Norman Holmes Pearson (Tom Wolfe, Cleanth Brooks, and many more weigh in). Also: Richard Vela, Michael Hogan, Kathry Right Gurkin, Mae Woods Bell, Diana Chang, and others. ***SOLD OUT***

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 7 (1975) The Bicentennial Issue, featuring Achibald MacLeish, Scottish Belles-Lettres, Sydney Goodsir Smith, Amerindian poetry and prose, African oral poetry, and Blyden Jackson on William Faulkner. ***SOLD OUT***

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 6 (1974) features a tribute to Jonathan Daniels by Thad Stem, Jr., letters from William Carlos Williams, poems by Charles Olson, Jean Toomer, John Pauker, Harold Littlebird, James Applewhite, and more. Also: Blyden Jackson on Claude McKay and Langston Hughes. ***SOLD OUT***

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 5 (1973) Thad Stem, Jr. pays tribute to Paul Green. Also Tar Heel Writers in the Southern Tradition by Sam Ragan, poems by Arthur Gregor, Heather Miller, Ray Foster, Kregg Spivey, and others. ***SOLD OUT*** 

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 4 (1972) features Amerindian art and literature by Simon J. Ortiz, Grey Cohoe, and Duane Niatum, letters and poems from the Netherlands, poetry by Emily Mae Murphy, Pinkie Gordon Lane, and Beth Jackson as well as poetry from Vietnam veterans. ***SOLD OUT***

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 3 (1971) ***SOLD OUT***

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 2 (1970) ***SOLD OUT***

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Pembroke Magazine, No. 1 (1969) ***SOLD OUT***