by Chris Wood
Take the corn by the ear
the way Mommy does yours.
Grasp its ripe green skin,
wrap the tanned strap round your wrist
Poet Shanna Conway Dixon talks to Judson Mitcham about his role as poet laureate and notions of Southern harmony in his work (poem included).
by Shanna Conway Dixon
I collected spare change from jars and buckets
in case I chose to rid myself of you.
I was afraid that you’d fall from my secrets
A birthday tribute to the late Mississippi author by Kayla Smith.
I barely know the song. My fingers feel
Like fuzzy okra pods as Jon asserts
His snare into the bridge. Then Flip reveals
His family genes and belts aloud those notes
"This River," the new album by Florida band JJ Grey & Mofro, hit stores last week and is streaming on Spotify now.
by Janell Oliver
The crazy lady in number Four
climbed onto the roof today.
Three stories up, she called the cops
from her cell phone and told them
by Patricia Lewis Speir
Eerie shadows spread across the narrow, twisty river,
reflections, perhaps, of a Calusa Indian's spirit
lingering in the dense cypress and palmetto hammocks
readying his canoe of yellow pine
by Dani Sandal
The Boy and I picnicked on my father's
grave one fall day. Father passed in a coal
mine. When he was alive, I'd stomped atop
his red-dirt grave and not even known it
Literary Legends of Yazoo Giveaway. National Poetry Month news. Hemingway's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech. Martin Luther King in The New York Times, and reader Tamara Welch on meeting Jill McCorkle. A "Z" booksigning in Literary Events, plus book festivals this weekend and a pair of poems in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!