Issue 72, Spring 2011

Issue 72, Spring 2011


“[Barry Hannah’s] ear for language was so pure and true that his writing classes were really more like master classes in music.” — Donna Tartt on Barry Hannah

A selection of letters between Eudora Welty and William Maxwell. Essays by Joshua Clark, Ben Westhoff, Virginia A.K. Moran, and others.

Donna Tartt, Burke Nixon, Rick Bass, Scott Howdeshell, M. O. Walsh, Elizabeth Kaiser, Sven Birkerts, Jamie Quatro, and others remember the late, great Barry Hannah, who died in 2010.


Columns & Departments

Editor’s Box
by Marc Smirnoff

South Toward Home
COLORS THAT BLEED
by Warwick Sabin

I Don’t Hate It!
“THERE'S YOUR STORY” 
by Jack Pendarvis

Local Fare
THE SECRET WAS IN THE SAUCE
by John T. Edge

Politics
JUDY BONDS (1952–2011)
by Hal Crowther

Letters
THE RED AND THE BLACK
by Makkada B. Selah

Letters
GROWING UP ON A TANDEM BICYCLE
by Eudora Welty and William Maxwell

Music
FINGER-LICKIN’ RAP
by Ben Westhoff

Education
IVORY TOWERS
by Virginia A.K. Moran


Features

DEAN’S CRASH
by Joshua Clark
A crash course in Faulkner family history.

FAMILY BLOOD
by Sarah Courteau
My brother's loaded gun.

ANOTHER LONG HAUL
a story by Thomas Cooper
Mack truck daddy. 


Poetry

Homage to J.E. Pitts
by Louis Bourgeois

I, You, Reader, Stoned Man, Silly Lady 
by Peter Cooley

Allowed Into Morning 
by Clifford Paul Fetters

Captain Sewer 
by Leslie St. John

I Believe
by Bernadette Geyer

Intersection
by Richard T. Raunch 


Books

Reviews by Alexander Provan, Scott Saul, William Caverlee, J.B. Slogan, Kevin Brockmeier, and John Oliver Hodges

BARRY HANNAH AND THE WORLD
by Burke Nixon, Rick Bass, Donna Tartt, Scott Howdeshell, M.O. Walsh, Elizabeth Kaiser, Michael Bible, Beth Ann Fennelly, Humphreys McGee, Sven Birkerts, Jamie Quatro, Jack Pendarvis, Maude Schuyler Clay, Jefferson Baker, Wyatt Prunty, Bob Shacochis,Brad Watson, Neil White, Philip Beidler, Philip Stephens, Abigail Greenbaum, Lisa Howorth, Adam Shemper, Don Noble


 Cover: Barry Hannah in Oxford, Mississippi. Photograph by Maude Schuyler Clay