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NMSU professor's short story published in Harper's Magazine

"Permission," a short story by New Mexico State University English professor Kevin McIlvoy, has been published in the November edition of Harper's Magazine.

k of it as a story about the permission people give, or don't give, to each other to fall in love or have a long, lasting relationship," McIlvoy said. "It takes place in a setting in which relationships are questionable -- in a bar."

"Permission" is one of the stories included in McIlvoy's upcoming short story collection "The Complete History of New Mexico," which will be published in January 2005.

McIlvoy has taught beginning, intermediate and advanced courses in fiction writing at NMSU for 23 years. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Fellowship, a Westhafer Teaching Award and two New Mexico Council of Teachers of English Excellence awards. He also has received a Dennis Darnall Faculty Achievement Award and a Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence from NMSU.

McIlvoy's short stories have appeared in The Southern Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, The Missouri Review, Chelsea and other literary magazines. He also has published four novels, "A Waltz," "The Fifth Station," "Little Peg" and "Hyssop."

Harper's is a journal of literature, politics, culture and the arts and has been published since 1850.