Valley Voices: A Literary Review (ISSN 1553-7668) was founded by John Zheng in 2000 at Mississippi Valley State University. It is published twice a year and indexed by the MLA International Bibliography and EBSCOHost. Located in the heartland of the Mississippi Delta, it is dedicated to readers and writers with a purpose to promote works of the writers from the Delta and other regions and foster appreciation of the literary diversity of our multicultural society in the Mississippi Delta. Valley Voices publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and criticism by writers and scholars from the Mississippi Delta and anywhere in the world. Some special issues featuring The Mississippi Writers, Poetic Translation in a Global Context, The Richard Wright Centennial, Sterling Plumpp, Tennessee Williams, and the New York School are guest-edited by well-known poets and scholars such as Angela Ball, David Lehman, Philip Kolin and Christopher Maurer.
Though we are eager to publish more creative work about the South, Valley Voices features writers and scholars anywhere. Writers we have published include Angela Ball, Susanne Cleary, Billy Collins, Denise Duhamel, John Hart, Randall Horton, Ted Haddin, Barbara Hamby, Tayari Jones, David Kirby, Lenard D. Moore, Ron Padgett, Linda Pastan, Hermine Pinson, Sterling Plump, Patrick Pritchett, Larry Sams, Jean-Mark Sens, Mitch Sisskind, Sue Walker, Steve Yates, and Matthew Yeager. We hope you will enjoy reading VV, as Charles Davenport says in his review on NewPages, "I want it to carry me away."