Tag: Literature

COVID-19 and the Outbreak Narrative

COVID-19 and the Outbreak Narrative

Priscilla Wald and Kym Weed, with illustrations by Iris Gottlieb
Book Tour: The Prettiest Star

Book Tour: The Prettiest Star

Carter Sickels in conversation with Wiley Cash

Set in 1986, a year after Rock Hudson’s death brought the news of AIDS into living rooms and kitchens across America, author Carter Sickels’s second novel The Prettiest Star shines light on an overlooked part of the epidemic, those men who returned to the rural communities and families who’d rejected them. Sickels discusses his book with Wiley Cash.

Strange Fruit and Patriotic Flowers

Strange Fruit and Patriotic Flowers

Mary A. Knighton
Chicken

Chicken

CHICKEN, by Paul Crenshaw, with illustrations by Julienne Alexander

The night I deployed, four inches of ice fell across the state of Arkansas. This was late December, in the dark days right after Christmas. My friends and I were home from the various colleges we’d escaped to after high school, and in the few days before we disappeared again we drank too much and woke in the cold morn- ings hurting in a hundred different ways. A fine mist fell through the streetlights, and already the temperature was dropping.

Pearl S. Buck, It’s Not You, It’s Me

Pearl S. Buck, It’s Not You, It’s Me

Jolie Lewis
The King of the Birds

The King of the Birds

Southern Cultures
Mrs. DeVry, Why Do You Cry?

Mrs. DeVry, Why Do You Cry?

Julia Ridley Smith, with illustrations by Julienne Alexander
The Pony Express for Culture

The Pony Express for Culture

Southern Cultures
“One of Us”: Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth and the Twenty-First-Century Southern Novel

“One of Us”: Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth and the Twenty-First-Century Southern Novel

Justin Mellette
“Queer Rednecks”: Padgett Powell’s Manly South

“Queer Rednecks”: Padgett Powell’s Manly South

John Moran