Vol. 7, No.3: Fall 2001

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: Fall 2001

by Harry L. Watson

"On a recent road trip from Atlanta to Auburn, Alabama -- once the heartland of the land of cotton -- I did not see a single cultivated field and scarely even a pasture."

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."

Autumn’s Sidereal, November’s a Ball and Chain

by Charles Wright

"After the leaves have fallen, the sky turns blue again"