Kerry Rose Graning

Kerry Rose Graning is a writer and archaeologist from Mississippi. Her work has appeared in the Bitter Southerner, Hakai, and 1843, among other publications. She is currently at work on a collection of nonfiction stories about encounters with cockroaches.

August 25, 2020

An essay from the Place Issue

When the locals are asked about the island’s history, they talk of pirates and Victorian-era seaside resorts, of fish, oaks, and oleander trees, and of storms and disappearing land. They never talk about surfers.