Blog: Essays, Reviews, & Other Southern Content

Eyes Forward

Tugging at my parents to cease socializing after Sunday church, we rushed the two miles home in order to catch The Little Rascals on a fuzzy Charlotte television channel. More than fifty years later, I recall an episode which included three girls singing, “How ya...

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The Last Ballad

Book review The Last Ballad Wiley Cash William Morrow 2017, 384 pp., $16.60 Wiley’s Cash’s third novel, The Last Ballad, confirms him as a major voice in contemporary American fiction, and especially among those writers with their eyes on the plight of America’s...

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Immortal Village

Book review Immortal Village Kathryn Rhett Carnegie Mellon University Press 2018, 80 pp., $15.95 In Kathryn Rhett’s extraordinary first collection of poetry, Immortal Village, a startling central metaphor is a small bad picture of Nicaragua, which “is all wrong— /...

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