Archives for June 2012

Remembering Harry Crews

    On March 28, 2012, the South lost one of its most remarkable, most creative, greatest, crudest, weirdest writers: Harry Crews. He would have celebrated his 77th birthday on June 7. Crews was born and raised in a rural, economically underdeveloped part of Bacon County, Georgia. He was perhaps best known for writing about […]

Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Registration for this year’s Sanibel Island Writers Conference is now open. To see the program, click here:  www.fgcu.edu/siwc/register.html. Take advantage of the early bird special. Note the new small group manuscript workshop option. If you’re presenting, please be sure to list Sanibel as one of your upcoming appearances on your website. You can also tell […]

“Sinners of Sanction County,” by Charles Dodd White

Review by Danilo Thomas Charles Dodd White’s Sinners of Sanction County, set in the heart of Appalachia, is packed full of booze, animals, backwoodsmen and woodswomen, as well of as the blood that can be drawn from each of them in the most violent, if not creative, of means. These tropes have come to be […]

Danilo Thomas

Danilo Thomas received his MFA from the University of Alabama. He was recently accepted to attend the Ph.D. program in Creative Writing at The Florida State University. His fiction can be found, or is forthcoming, in Apt, The Moon City Review, Bull, Juked, and other publications.  

June Read of the Month: “Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale,” by Lynda Rutledge

Review by Andy Johnson. Amy Einhorn Books /G.P. Putnam’s Sons (Penguin). Hardcover. 289 pages. $25.95 In this, Lynda Rutledge’s first novel, God commands ailing Texas widow Faith Bass Darling to sell her Louis XV Elephant Clock, an heirloom wedding ring, a banker’s rolltop desk, a rare Dance Dragoon pistol, 44 signed Tiffany lamps, a portrait […]

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson was born in New York to parents from Arkansas. During childhood visits to the family farm, he learned about juke joints, sweet potato pie, 10 ounce soda bottles, and hoodoo. These days, Andy is learning the fine art of motorcycle repair. Andy graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Coleman Hutchison

Click here for a review of Apples and Ashes. Click image below to purchase this book. Thank you, Dr. Hutchison, for doing this interview, and congratulations on the publication of this fine book, Apples and Ashes. You address this question at length in your book, but I’ll ask the question anyway for the benefit of […]