“I considered and rejected such words as calm and dignified and quiet-spoken, though true enough, as not being quite right for the man whose presence I had been in.” — Robert Lacy on Martin Luther King Jr.
Features by Rodney James and Todd Hanson. Fiction by William Gay. Hal Herring on Athletics. Poetry by Charles Wright, David Bottoms, and Jane Hirshfield.
Other contributors include Anthony Walton, Dennis Drabelle, Tom Piazza, Vicki Covington, Hal Crowther, Roy Blount Jr., and more.
A Half Mile of Road in North Alabama
By Rodney Jones
A poet searches the mysteries of home for the stories written into its landscape.
Oh, You Want the Time-Travel Spinning Head!?!
By Todd Hanson
A subversive cartoon talk show from Atlanta proves that there is something good on TV.
Good ’Til Now
By William Gay
An affair with a troubled musician changes the life of a married woman.
Lunch with Jim Crow and Miss America
By John T. Edge
Love and politics in a Delta diner.
By Hal Herring
Kung fu, country style, sweeps the South.
Arguing with Martin Luther King Jr.
By Robert Lacy
A young reporter goes toe-to-toe with a legend in the making.
Trouble in Music City
By Will Pinkston
The scandal-plagued reign of Nashville’s notorious mayor.
The Journey Within
By Anthony Walton
Charles Wright’s poetry evinces and unforgettable power.
A Not-So-Innocent Abroad
By Dennis Drabelle
The Virginia expatriate Julian Green wrote Southern novels that only the French appreciated.
Note in a Bottle
By Tom Piazza
The true confessions of a fanatical record collector.
Meditations for Bad Girls
By Vicki Covington
By Hal Crowther
Gone Off Up North
By Roy Blount Jr.
In My Grandfather’s Grocery, A Moment for Dr. King
By David Bottoms
Walker Evans Interior, 1936
By Jane Hirshfield
By Charles Wright
Cover by The Cartoon Network, TCS