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.
by Phoebe Brown
There is vibrant
sound here. Cicadas rattle
their wings together—warm
by Kitty Liang
a woman knits next to me.
she does not notice
her ball of yarn twitching
lightly against my thigh.
every second, her fingers crisscross
in the exact same way
For the third year in a row, we'll be posting a poem a day during National Poetry Month in April.
Hawks Cay resort, located on Duck Key in Florida, is offering guests a tax break during April and May.
A double book giveaway for the 50th edition. Celebrating Flannery O'Connor's birthday with a hometown parade. Ron Rash goes to Hollywood. Spring writers conferences and book festivals in Literary Events. And an essay about finding "Glory" in Mississippi. Happy Literary Friday!
by Carrie Allen Tipton
Ever since the advent of text messaging several years ago, my mother faithfully sends a peculiar annual dispatch, a yearly version of the phrase “I’m headed to Glory tonight,” hurtling through the ether from her phone in northwest Mississippi
Inspired by Tennessee Williams’ 1961 play of the same name, this punch was served during the 2013 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.
New Orleans' beloved Saenger Theatre has been closed since Hurricane Katrina, and theater lovers from around the state and beyond have been awaiting its reopening for eight years.