Front Porch: Summer 2004

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Front Porch: Summer 2004

by Harry L. Watson
Southern Cultures, Vol. 10, No. 2: Summer 2004

"Some southern traditions don't pretend to be liberating."

Readers sometimes ask how we at Southern Cultures find essays whose themes fit neatly together. I’d like to say that we have a stable of faithful geniuses who turn out matched sets of literary gems on regular orders, but my nose would grow. In truth, we’re mostly dependent on the kindness of friends and strangers alike, and most of our pieces come in by surprise.