Publication marks 49 years of literary journals at MSUM

The 2012 edition of the literary journal Red Weather has been published and you’re invited to celebrate with Minnesota State University Moorhead students, alumni, and faculty as they read from their work and discuss their visual art at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Livingston Lord Library porch. Copies of this year’s journal will be available for purchase at the event. Light refreshments will be served.

Contributors to this year’s Red Weather include Zachary Koppang, Jennifer Phillips, Jacob Hedlund, Rachel Lense, Shadd Piehl, Renée LaMie, Billie Gaffney, Karl Bakkum, Tanya Miller, Brittany Anderson, Megan Bartholomay, Regene Radniecki, Kurt Kleidon, Nikkie Nouwen, Whitney Walters, Jenny Christen, Kristin Miller, Darin Doty, Sarah Deimel, Katelyn Bladel, Athena Gracyk, Meridyth Morgan, Garrett Matteson, Mike Renner, Julie Walnum, Jesse Balzer, and Nicholas Boushee.

Now in its 31st edition and continuing a tradition that began 49 years ago with the first campus literary magazine Convivio, the journal Red Weather gets its name from the poem “Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock” by Wallace Stevens, wherein the poet writes, “Only, here and there, an old sailor / Drunk and asleep in his boots / Catches tigers / In red weather.”

The staff for this year’s Red Weather includes managing editor and the book’s interior designer Ryan Christiansen, editors Ron Frannea, Jan Hough, Dustin Mohagen, Justin Montgomery, John Powers, Michael Resch, Emily Silverman, Tyler Sorensen, Shane Thielges, and Jonah Volheim, the book’s cover designer Mychal Waldorf, and faculty advisor Dr. Thom Tammaro.

Red Weather is brought to you by the students enrolled in the ENGL 495/595 Literary Editing course with support from the MSUM English Department.