"Faked Deaths in My Family"

A Lagniappe with Theodore McCombs

Recently, Shenandoah had the pleasure to talk with one of our contributing writers, Theodore McCombs, about his short story, “Faked Deaths in My Family.” His story will be featured in the upcoming issue of Shenandoah. Read on to find more … Continue reading



Virginia Poet Laureate Ron Smith Answers Questions

Accessibility and difficulty — density and audience? Continue reading


Poem of the Week

“Famous” by Naomi Shihab Nye

The stylistic construction of “Famous” gives the poem its ruminating, conversational tone. The stanzas vary from single lines to quartets, a seeming lack of structure that makes the images described seem almost spontaneous Continue reading

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SHENANDOAH closed for submissions till October

Student staff is gone till fall, and the editor has bales of mss. to read.  We will start fresh in October, at which time we’ll publish the fall issue with a retrospective of the past 20 years of Shenandoah poetry.  … Continue reading



Under Discussion Now

Avengers? Tractors and their minions. Paul McCartney is really dead, sort of. Volume 64, No. 2 NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC, Continue reading