Issue 4, Winter 1994

Issue 4, Winter 1994


"This quarterly has tons of promise."—The USA Today

"Elegantly designed...this is fresh, original writing, a pleasure to read."—the New Orleans Times-Picayune

"The most promising literary magazine in the nation."—The Memphis Commercial-Appeal

"An excellent new literary magazine."—The Lufkin (Texas)

"Could become a journal of some of the finest writing the South has to offer."—(North Carolina) Spectator


FICTION

Before the Winds Came 
by Madison Jones
A farming family’s slow entry into the modern age.

Brothers 
by Daniel Lyons 
A painful, criminal parting of ways.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Racing on Mississippi Dirt 
by Susan Lee 
The wonderful world of small-town auto-racing.

COMMENTARY

Scarlett Letters 
by Florence King 
An uncurmudgeon-like look at a Southern classic.

The Lost Masterpiece of Tennessee Williams
by Steve Vineberg 
An underrated play of the Mississippi native, dissected.

Remembering Gramps 
by Jeff Baker 
The old man takes a tumble.

REPORTAGE

Free Lance in Bosnia 
by John Hester
A Ruleville native reaches the front.

24 hour Elvis
by Scott Morris
The King revisited.

ESSAY

Sieging Vicksburg 
by Gerald Wade
Mississippi wasn’t always so quiet.

REVIEW

For the Love of Alma 
by Charles Taylor 
The creepy wages of fame.

COLUMNISTS

Will D. Campbell

Clyde Edgerton

Chris Offutt

POETRY

Azza
Jamie Simpson

on the banks of the university
Charles Bukowski

Flood 
J.E. Pitts

True Crime 
Donna Tartt

The Rhino in the Burger King
Ron Rash


Cover Photography by William Eggleston