A full recap of our Flannery O'Connor Symposium. Best books of 2012, bookshelves of famous readers, the next great Southern writer & a Hemingway cocktail recipe in Literary News. Carl Hiaasen and Truman Capote in (Non)Required Reading. Celebrating the holidays with Poe, Joel Chandler Harris and Zora Neale Hurston in Literary Events. And a new poem and short story in Southern Voice. Literary Friday is back!
by Stanley M. Noah
this is not saying I have seen
or been with you then, or
have you ever been---or are you
now a dream walking down
by Jessica Wimmer
My foot slips out of my left high heel as the front door opens. “Get on in here, chicken. Heat’s gettin’ out.” He watches me wiggle my foot back in. I cross the threshold and wrap an arm around his neck. My palm squeezes his shoulder. I breathe in minty aftershave. His hand pats me two times between the shoulder blades
Earlier this month, Flannery O'Connor fans and a few burgeoning ones descended on Lafayette for a symposium on the Southern Catholic writer at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Last night, Steven Colbert and Dolly Parton teamed up for a duet of "Love is Like a Butterfly," the title track off her 1974 album.
Each year, "The Pushcart Prize - Best of the Small Presses" is published to recognize writers whose short stories, poetry and essays have been sent out into the world that year. Help us decide which Southern works from our pages to nominate by voting in our poll!
The grandson of a slave and native of Mississippi, Richard Wright will forever be remembered for his books “Black Boy” and “Native Son.”
A female perspective on the sport plus a recipe for Duck Confit by Tyler F. Thigpen.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of my favorite times to go to the movies. It helps that they're also popular times for movie releases, but I love nursing that turkey hangover by sitting in a dark theater for a few hours.
Writing a National Novel Writing Month novel is like starting a new relationship, speed-dating-style. For me, the first week represented the honeymoon period.