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

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Tom Sheehan: Flashing Mirrors at a House Built in 1742, III (poem)

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:35:42 +0000

Flashing Mirrors at a House Built in 1742, III I leaned against the largest maple tree, planted hungry years before upon a leech trench, watching my going out of me at play and shining the

Karan Freimark: The Hunt (fiction)

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:28:01 +0000

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I was born and raised in Kentucky, but spent most of my adult life In the south. I’ve come back to Kentucky now–I missed the hills. The Hunt The gray light filtering

Benjamin Mangrum: Children with Guns (fiction)

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:13:47 +0000

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and lived in Rankin County, MS, until I lit out for the territories at twenty-one. I found myself in Waco, Texas, for four years, until I

Maggie Hess: Hoodwinked Vignettes (fiction)

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:05:12 +0000

Southern Legitimacy Statement: Maggie Hess is a Southerner from Bristol, TN. Hoodwinked Vignettes Up-street Once there lived three middle aged men, side by side on a street called Rose Street. Every day since retirement, their job

Avee Chaudhuri : The King Under the Mountain (fiction)

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 18:18:05 +0000

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I spent some time in Lake Charles, Louisiana. I have made tasso from scratch, or at least been heavily involved in the process, even once arbitrating a disagreement as to whether or

Connie Rosser Riddle: Pull Those Puppies Up! (memoir)

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:54:27 +0000

Southern Legitimacy Statement: Growing up in the South, I developed a love for stories. Some of these included the travel accounts of my cousins in the military, and the gossip of girls as we worked

Karan Freimark: Requiem for a Rat (fiction)

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:48:04 +0000

Southern Legitimacy Statement: The first twenty-one years of my life were spent cradled by the hills of eastern Kentucky. Now, after spending about two thirds of the intervening years somewhere in the south, I have

Kelley Timmons: Twenty (memoir)

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:43:23 +0000

Southern Legitimacy Statement: My husband, a fellow aspiring writer, and I married in May and live a quit life in a single-wide in the woods. I was born and raised in a small Arkansas community, without

William Crawford: Down Wind With Death: St. George, Utah (memoir)

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 01:52:43 +0000

Southern Legitimacy Statement: William C. Crawford is a writer and photographer based in Winston-Salem, NC. He has lived in North Carolina since 1962. He was a combat photojournalist in Vietnam. That led him into social work

Betty Moffett: Dan (fiction)

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 01:41:59 +0000

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I grew up in North Carolina–in the western red clay hills, the flat tobacco county in the middle of the state, and the sandy beaches of Nags Head. Dan Uncle Charles ran a