Vol. 7, No.3: Fall 2001

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Vol. 7, No.3: Fall 2001

An ode to the land and seascapes of the South. In this issue, delve into: stealing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse; into the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd; earth and root in Wendell Berry’s writing; “Kudzu: A Tale of Two Vines;” and “Mason-Dixon Lines” by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright.

Letters to the Editor: Not Your Oxford American

by John Shelton Reed, Richard Rankin

"'John Grisham sold out the South just like Hillary and Bill Clinton did!'"

Front Porch: Summer 2001

by Harry L. Watson

"Who could be freer than one of these stock-car racers moving easily and gloriously between the glamour of moonshining and the thrill of roaring engines on dirt tracks, with plenty of hard living, hard partying, and wild women at every stage?"

The Taking of the Hatteras Light

by Michael Halminski, Jan DeBlieu

"The taking of the Hatteras Light is a powerful statement about our society's reluctance to accept change and loss, and our refusal to embrace the consequences of living in a world shaped by natural forces."

“All Goes Back to the Earth”: The Poetry of Wendell Berry

by Henry Taylor

"'We sell the world to buy fire . . . our way lighted by burning men.'"

Kudzu: A Tale of Two Vines

by Donna G'Segner Alderman, Derek H. Alderman

"Perhaps no other part of the natural environment is more closely identified with the South than this invasive and fast growing vine."

The Great Deluge: A Chronicle of the Aftermath of Hurricane Floyd

by Charles Dillard Thompson, Rob Amberg

"We were behind one another praying to get out of that water."

All Landscape is Abstract, and Tends to Repeat Itself

by Charles Wright

"Still, who knows where the soul goes . . . after the light switch is turned off, who knows?"