English announces Hargrove literary contests

A widely recognized former member of Mississippi State's English faculty is continuing her lifelong mission of service to the university.

Nancy D. Hargrove of Starkville, a William L. Giles Professor Emerita, is funding a twice-yearly literary contest organized through the university's national literary journal, Jabberwock Review.

Her gift will support a poetry contest each spring semester and a fiction competition each fall.

March 15 is the submission deadline for the 2012 spring poetry competition. The winner of the Nancy D. Hargrove Editors' Prize will receive $500. Complete guidelines are available at the journal's website, http://www.jabberwock.org.msstate.edu.

A South Carolina native and University of South Carolina doctoral graduate, Hargrove received numerous teaching and related honors over a long MSU career that began in 1970.

She is an authority in 20th century American and British poetry and drama, and Southern literature, among other areas. She has written books on the poetry of T.S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, and the works of other major literary figures. (Detailed biographical information is available at http://library.msstate.edu/MSUauthors/ndh1/index.html.)

Jabberwock Review is a literary journal published semi-annually by MSU students and faculty that features poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from around the world. (For more, visit www.jabberwock.org.msstate.edu/.)

For details on the Hargrove Prize contest, contact review editor
Sammy McDavid | University Relations

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