Latest edition of “Brilliant Corners” now available

Brillant Corner Winter

Brillant Corner Winter

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa – The 2008 winter edition of “Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature” has been released. Dr. Sascha Feinstein, the journal’s editor, is a professor of English at Lycoming College. He was recently named the 2008 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Artist of the Year.

This edition of “Brilliant Corners” contains an interview with award-winning jazz musician Maria Schneider. Her most recent CD, “Sky Blue,” was nominated for two Grammys, winning Best Instrumental Composition for “Cerulean Skies.” Schneider’s previous albums, “Evanescence,” “Coming About” and “Allegresse,” were also all nominated for Grammy awards.

The issue also features the poetry of Matthew Thornburn, author of “Just Like That,” and Austin LaGrone, who wrote “High Water Blue” and “Desolate Stations at 2 a.m.” Essays by Grace Bauer, Sandra Kingery, associate professor of foreign languages at Lycoming, and Bill Zavatsky are featured in the journal. A short story by Julio Cortazar, “Bix Beiderbecke,” is also in the edition.

The cover art, “Paradiso,” was created by Patricia Walker, who also shares a brief essay within the journal regarding the work.

“Brilliant Corners” is published biannually and features jazz-related poetry, fiction and nonfiction. A subscription costs $12 per year ($18 for international orders). Send check or money order to Brilliant Corners, Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Published at Lycoming College, “Brilliant Corners” is funded in part by Lycoming College, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and private endowments.

Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming College is a national liberal arts school dedicated to the undergraduate education of more than 1,450 students. Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit

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