This issue features new fiction by George Singleton and Lisa Howorth. In the latest installment of “Cooking with Chris,” Chris Offutt divulges the pimento cheese recipe that fueled multigenerational feuding in his family. Local Fare columnist John T. Edge—whose work for the OA was recently selected for the forthcoming anthology Best Food Writing 2014—explores the cultural linkages between India and the American South. In addition to excellent writing, the OA’s Summer issue includes more than twenty drawings and photographs, including Instagram shots and Polaroids.
Tornado, by Ansel Elkins
Because There’s Still a Sky, Junebug, by Tarfia Faizullah
Stand, by Jericho Brown
Along the Mississippi, by Monica A. Hand
Art by Julie Blackmon, Bob Bayne, Jared Soares, Ken Brown, Rex Miller, Michael Sherwin, Thomas Prior, Anna Dykema, Tim Davis, Michelle Norris, Lisa Elmaleh, Brian Anderson, Meryl Truett, Michael Muller, Chris Jackson, Roger May, Scott Hubener, Eleanor Davis, Kendall Messick, Ralph Smith
Cover: “Stock Tank” by Julie Blackmon