At Appomattox

Essay by Casey Clabough “You’re in the wrong park,” I told the young men. They shifted uneasily. One backed away toward the truck. “We’re just waiting on Jimmy,” the tallest one said. “You’re not re-enactors?” “No sir.” * I spent most of my youth on a farm in rural Appomattox County. I live on another […]

“Free Fall: The Chosen Poetry of Emma Bolden,” by Casey Clabough

  Essay by Casey Clabough   “I never chose a story: the story chooses me.” —Emma Bolden   True enough. The above epigraph’s declaration is neither unusual, nor particularly profound, yet it succeeds in revealing and articulating the sensibility of a true artist. By “true” I mean uncompromisingly receptive to whatever the imagination affords and […]

Casey Clabough Responds

Upon receiving the recently published review of Confederado, the editor of SLR , indicating that aspects of the novel may have been overlooked or misinterpreted, contacted me with a request to compose a response. I was happy to do so. However, I would preface my remarks with the general assertion that, having authored a number of […]