SFK Blog: Essays, Reviews, and Other Creative Content

Visual Arts: Elements of Southern Summers

Like many Southerners, I find comfort in nature and the surrounding elements. Flora, fauna, fire, earth, water, and wind touch us all. As a Georgia native, I find my state’s climate seductive. My favorite season is summer as it’s the perfect time to capture Georgia...

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The Short Life of Bessie Taylor

By Amy Barnes “My old man’s a refrigerator repairman. What do you think about that?” I said goodbye to Bessie the summer I turned twelve. It was a slow death made worse by the Alabama heat that lingered even at night, bed sheets semi-damp despite giant fans circling...

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Journey to the Big House

Southern Rock's Graceland Off a busy street in downtown Macon, GA sits a typical English Tudor-style house with cream white stucco and brown wood trim; however, if you drove past the big house at 2321 Vineville Avenue in the early 70’s, the inhabitants were far from...

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Visual Arts: Blackout Poetix

Secret Garden: “How hot was the summer? She thought of the battle raging in the past like a secret garden in masquerade.”     What is Blackout Poetry? I discovered “blackout poetry” by accident when I was sifting through quirky ideas on Pinterest. Using the pages from...

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Moonlight Inheritance

The figurehead's eyes were dead, empty of her magical soul like her sea-sisters in the graves that the ship sailed upon. The privateer ship had no regard for their sanctity. It continued, cutting through the blue of the seas with a sinner’s vigor. The ship was a tidal...

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