The department of languages and literature at Historically Black Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has published its inaugural issue of Sangam, a national, online literary magazine. The journal is named for a Sanskrit term for “joining together.” The publication aims to unite established and emerging literary voices from around the world. Sangam will publish one issue each fall and spring semester.
“I am extremely proud of my English colleagues and I believe that the journal has the potential to bring well-deserved recognition to our English department, our college, and our university,” said Cynthia Bryant, dean of the College of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies.
The initial edition of the magazine is comprised of more than 80 pages that include poetry and fiction. Ryan McGuckin, assistant professor of English at Southern University is the chief editor.
The first issue of the journal can be found here.