Literary Mothers

“Ole Miss has the prettiest women in the world,” a fellow MFA bragged. “They come for their M.R.S. degrees.”

I love the new lit journal Literary Mothers, which describes itself as “an ongoing project featuring short essays by writers (of all genders) on the female writers who have inspired and/or mentored them.”  I wrote about Beth Ann Fennelly and getting my MFA in Oxford, Mississippi, home of some of the best male writers around.