Students Publish 31st Edition Of Red Weather

Publication marks 49 years of literary journals at MSUM

The 2012 edition of the literary journal Red Weather has been published. Red Weather highlights original work of current and past members of MSUM’s creative community. Red Weather is a print journal of new and compelling prose, poetry, and visual art. It is published every spring, and the students enrolled in the ENGL 495/595 Literary Editing course, with support from the MSUM English Department, edit and design it.

Now in its  31st edition, Red Weather continues a tradition that began 49 years ago with the first campus literary magazine Convivio. 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.”

At 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Minnesota State University Moorhead Livingston Lord Library porch, students, alumni, and faculty will read their work and discuss their visual art. The public is invited to attend, and copies of this year’s journal will be available for purchase at the event.

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.

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.

For more information about Red Weather, visit