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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...read more
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...read more
A New Moment "Of a new moment: This is my body and spirit, Broken but never tamed, risen from the bloody sod, Walking suddenly alive in a new morning." - Donald Davidson, “The Sod of Battlefields” Karma, southern fried or not, is freedom, not fate. What we reap and...read more
*Photo of Natalie Diaz Poets without Limits Mainstream culture has a listless practice of permitting minority literature to collect dust. Public school history classes devote a lesson or two to ethnic history, often while minimizing its impactful voice. Native...read more
The Value of Intelligence in the Southern Women’s Wardrobes The airheaded Southern Belle is practically a Jungian Archetype. Long ago, pop culture shrink-wrapped Southern women in tight wholesome packages, saddling them with ideals of propriety and pride in being the...read more
Inheriting Civil War Stuff In Joel Chandler Harris’s “The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story,” the turpentine and tar stick figure stays still and silent throughout the two-page short story. Yet, it’s the Tar-Baby’s refrain from polite speech that draws the ire of Brer Rabbit...read more