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The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

"No good Southern fiction is complete without a dead mule." --Valerie MacEwan, 1996

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Terry Barr : Southern Bastards: Questioning Our Legitimacy (essay / memoir)

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:15:20 +0000

Southern Legitimacy Statement:  As a boy in Bessemer, Alabama, I lived for Mondays for they were new comic book days. I’d head to the Stop and Shop on 4th Avenue in hopes that a new

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:20:47 +0000

Southern Legitimacy Statement: Editor of online literary journal featuring southern writing since 1996. I have 2 yard dogs and one indoor dog. My Mama made a fresh pitcher of sweet tea every day of the

Marsha Owens: Secret Gifts (memoir)

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:20:38 +0000

Southern Legitimacy Statement: Born in Richmond, VA, I’ve made it my forever home. My paternal grandpa was a waterman on the Chesapeake Bay, and to this day, I’m a seafood snob. I married an ex-Amishman

Jane Blanchard: Five Poems

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:03:38 +0000

Legitimacy Statement: Native to Virginia and long-resident in Georgia, I’m as Southern as Southern can be. (Let’s not talk about the seven-year stretch in New Jersey.) A prominent Mid-Western poet once told me during a

A. R. Robins: Late (micro fiction)

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:29:13 +0000

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I’ve lived in about every area of Missouri a person can mange to live, beginning in Gentry County, about two hours north Kansas City and ending up in Bollinger County, about two hours