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 […]

Southern LitFest 2015

Bourbon, Literature and Southern Charm: Southern LitFest 2015 June 5 & 6, Newnan, Georgia Good food, great literature, bourbon on an inviting porch, Market Day on the square, fiddlers picking a bluegrass tune …people having a great time talking about books, films and Southern culture in a classic small town setting. Highlights include: On Friday evening: […]

“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 […]

“Confederado,” by Casey Clabough

Review by Christopher Bundrick One of the first things that stands out about Casey Clabough’s Confederado is the fantastic job it does pacing action and generating narrative tension. The prologue is a terrific example of this. Beginning in media res, the book’s first line— Every time the hell-bent little mare took a curve of the […]