Our jam-packed double issue explores the theme of place, an idea as large and unwieldy as our diverse (and disputed) region. This issue is a passionate and essential exploration of the South—from the Ozarks to the coastline to the Delta, from rural communities to urban centers.
Featuring contributions by Minnijean Brown Trickey, Mik Awake, Baynard Woods, Rosalind Bentley, Ansel Elkins, John Lingan, and many others.
Special thanks to the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, the Presenting Sponsor of this issue.
The Days Are Walking, by Holly Haworth
Back to the Land, by Alice Driver
The Dimming Mystique of Mileston, by W. Ralph Eubanks
Cotton Plant, photographs by Timothy Hursley
Seeds Unbound, an essay by Frederick McKindra
Look for Shape, Look for Shine, by Liam Baranauskas
First Casino on the Moon, a poem by Ansel Elkins
Finding Southern Comfort and The Great Call, by Valerie Boyd
Ex Parvis Magna, Jamie Quatro
Yellowbelly, by David Searcy
a story by Halle Hill
“THIS STORY CANNOT BE TOLD UNLESS WE START FROM THE BEGINNING”
A conversation on Black history, sorrow, and protest
by Minnijean Brown Trickey and Crystal Mercer
Moderated by Danielle A. Jackson
Photographs by Ebony Blevins
POEM FOR AN ELECTION YEAR
by Marcus Wicker
Cover: “When you see me” (2019), by Deborah Roberts. Mixed media and collage on canvas. © Deborah Roberts. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Collection: Dallas Museum of Art, Texas