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...
Brains Are the New Black

Brains Are the New Black

The Value of Intelligence in 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...

The Old South Through the Young Artist Lens

The Divine and Diverse Gallery of the New Millennium T.S. Eliot, in a 1919 essay on Hamlet, defined the term objective correlative as “the only way of expressing emotion in the form of art is by finding an ‘objective correlative’; in other words, a set of objects, a...
“Mercurial’s” Poetic Cuisine

“Mercurial’s” Poetic Cuisine

Allison Joseph’s Journey to Wild Empowerment Like a cook sampling her fare before serving to eager guests, a poet offers intimate snapshots of isolated memory surrounded by the spices of metaphorical limitations. Just as each appetizer provides a preview of the entire...
The Danger of Being One of Those Pretty Girls

The Danger of Being One of Those Pretty Girls

A Southern Beach Read for Brave Women Mystery novels, one of them most intense fiction genres, also provide one of the most satisfying—particularly when the reader finishes the book and puts it down. Southern literature brings a few of the most highly acclaimed female...