Issue 23, Fall 1998

Issue 23, Fall 1998

 

“You have to accept yourself, without any concern for success, without any hope for any special kind of achievement. Just do the work…I think that is the beginning.” — Ha Jin on being a writer

Features by Diane Roberts and Mark Richard. Fiction by Ha Jin. Photo Essay by Bayard Wootten. Padgett Powell on “What Southern Literature Is.” Poetry by Andrew Hudgins, Wyatt Prunty and Eric Ormsby. A Elegy for Carl Perkins by Tom Piazza.

Other contributors include Randall Curb, Hal Crowther, Julia Reed, Roy Blount Jr., and more.


FEATURES

50,000,000 Fans can’t Be Wrong
A Southern woman dissects Southern football. 
By Diane Roberts

Who Is That Man Tied to the Mast?
A writer’s memoir. 
By Mark Richard

SHORT STORY

A Tiger Fighter is Hard to Find
By Ha Jin

PHOTO ESSAY

Rediscovering Bayard Wootten’s Photographs

ESSAYS

What Southern Literature Is
By Padgett Powell

My Secret Life as a Black Man
By Anthony Walton


DEPARTMENTS


SOUTHERN MUSIC

Elegy for Carl Perkins
By Tom Piazza

SOUTHERN GALLERIES

Mike Moore: Tobacco Warrior

Ha Jin: New South Writer

SOUTHERN ART

Of Time and the River
Sailing down the Mississippi with New Orleans artist Simon Gunning.
By Chris Waddington

POETRY

Andrew Hudgins

Wyatt Prunty

Eric Ormsby

SOUTHERN BOOKS

A Room of His Own
Was Truman Capote a great writer?
By Randall Curb


COLUMNS

Dealer’s Choice
By Hal Crowther

Waving Not Drowning
By Julia Reed

Gone Off Up North
By Roy Blount Jr.