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By Louis Gallo Laughlin, Ghosts Along the Mississippi: An essay in the poetic interpretation of Louisiana’s plantation archictecture—One hundred photographs by the author (Bonanza Books, NY—1961) —Clarence John Laughlin, Aperture Monograph (1973) I. I’ve never believed that literature is an ideal conduit for surrealism other than in spurts such as the “Nighttown” episode in Joyce’s […]
Introduction by Brittany J. Barron February 1, 2015 marked the launch of Beyond the Magnolias, the new online magazine that profiles remarkable Southern women of past and present. Creator and editor, Cameron Williams, says the magazine’s mission is “to take readers beyond the ‘moonlight and magnolias’ myth of Southern womanhood and draw attention to the […]
Brittany J. Barron is a senior at the University of North Georgia, seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Gender Studies. Born and raised in Georgia, Brittany is a spoiled twenty-first century Southern Belle. Her poetry, creative nonfiction, and formal essays have appeared in The Chestatee Review, Sanctuary, Papers and […]
Reviewed by Donna Meredith Novels about male bonding are fairly unusual—unless the band of brothers emerges from war. Armed conflict plays no part in Terry Kay’s latest novel, though the major characters are all wounded. Not by guns or I.E.D.’s. By women. Lost love. Crushing guilt. Georgia Hall of Fame writer Terry Kay has written […]
Reviewed by Donna Meredith Combining touches of magical realism with the stark reality of life in a war zone, Michael Whitehead delivers a memorable literary novel with The Lion of Babylon. Thousands of years of religious and cultural conflict provide the backdrop for this parable set in the city of Al Hilla, one hundred kilometers […]