She insisted on dinner first—
fried chicken, corn bread, butter beans,
and glasses of cold sweet tea—
mud between your teeth Unlearn constellations
to see stars
Share your favorite Southern food product with us this summer.
The spring garden catalog
offers me a hearty
selection of surplus “choice” trees
in runneth-over abundance
A guest post by author Jenny Milchman, whose new novel Ruin Falls comes out April 22.
The wrathful kid with the fierce fingers
and a penchant for torturing ants won’t
stop breaking eggs on the sidewalk,
a capricious lass,
sometimes a belle, demure and sweet
The shadow of Christ
on the cathedral wall
welcomes the lost
My father dumps the mud-bugs into the salty water.
The kids pick out the floating, dead ones,
and chase each other around the lawn
An interview with the Mississippi-born poet who explores grief through poetry in his 2012 book He Will Laugh and is currently working on an anthology titled The Queer South.