An Oxford American Update

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Rumpus Essays Editor Roxane Gay recently posted about the troubling situation at the Oxford American in which Mark Smirnoff, the founding editor of the Oxford American, and managing editor Carol Ann Fitzgerald were fired amidst hushed circumstances, linking to Smirnoff’s deeply personal and detailed account of his ouster.

Yesterday The New York Times ran a piece that details sexual harassment allegations as the reason for Smirnoff’s termination by publisher Warwick Sabin and the board of directors, portraying another side to this sad story regarding a beloved magazine.


Katy Henriksen writes for Live Nation TV and is a classical music and arts producer at KUAF 91.3FM Public Radio. She's written about arts and culture for the Brooklyn Rail, New Pages, Oxford American, Paste, the Poetry Project Newsletter,Publishers Weekly, Venus Zine and others. You can keep up with her at @helloloretta or through helloloretta.tumblr.com. Katy is Music Editor Emeritus for The Rumpus. More from this author →