Southern Lit Presents: Douglas Ray

Southern Lit Presents: Douglas Ray

Always Queer, Never Quiet Queer folks in the South generally don’t enjoy the limelight reserved for heterosexuals. When light is cast on the LGBTQ community, it’s generally around much-deserved human rights: whether members can exist safely in their identities in...
Southern Lit Presents Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Southern Lit Presents Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Unapologetic Alice Defiant Southern women have found a new infatuation with an old name: Alice Dunbar-Nelson. The Louisiana native preceded celebrated essayists like Langston Hughes and ought to be taught in the same vein as Frederick Douglass. Yet, only...
Sweetness and Savagery in the South

Sweetness and Savagery in the South

Book review Mourning Dove Firefly Southern Fiction (233 pp.) Forthcoming June 29, 2018, 233 pp., $9.95 Parallel universes exist all around us. One person chucks trash for another to call a treasure. Claire Fullerton’s novel Mourning Dove explores this concept with...