by Harold Whit Williams
Colbert County, Alabama 1980
We stroll these tracks beside the Memphis road.
We laugh and toss some clods against an oak
That stood when Davis donned a dress and stowed
by Deborah R. Majors
pushed by a semi’s draft,
float from heaven
More Gatsby eye candy. Pairing wine with books. The No. 1 book store in America. Tennessee Williams off Broadway. The Uncle Remus Museum returns to Turnwold. Edible Book Day, Bards & Brews, an intergalactic storytelling competition & the Southern Food Writing Conference in Literary Events. And a new poem in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
The South Carolina coast's second-annual Intergalactic Storytelling Festival and Liars Competition celebrates oral traditions next weekend.
by Rachael Evans
The sun beats down
as I craft life
sitting amid the soybeans
by Tracy Lynn Darling
She visited once
every two, three months
no particular timing she’d stay all day
and we found none of this
peculiar in any way
Nothing like a bit of Gatsby eye candy to wrap up this day. Architectural Digest has the dish on how Director Baz Luhrmann and his designer wife Catherine Martin created the dazzling sets in the new movie version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel.
"Kingdom of Earth" opened in Tennessee Williams' hometown April 1 and runs through the 13.
From Memphis to Vicksburg,
the blues percolate from sweat-soaked soil
of the Mississippi Delta
Spend the night at Margaret Mitchell's Twelve Oaks, the inspiration for Ashley Wilkes' home in "Gone with the Wind," before hitting Georgia's trail of sites related to the movie.