AM: Thanks for the interview, Bren. Before we talk about your new book, One Good Mama Bone, I’d like to mention something we have in common: We both studied English at Furman University. Who were your professors there? BM: Dr. Stanley Crowe was my adviser. Also Dr. Pate, Gil Allen and Ann Sharp. Loved them. […]
Reviewed by Allen Mendenhall With so many journals and genres available today, the dependable reviewer has a duty to warn off the noble optimists and advise the faint-hearted when a book is not for them. Obligation thus requires that I caution readers: Gilbert Allen’s The Final Days of Great American Shopping, a collection of short […]
This month, Southern Literary Review honors Medgar Evers, the African-American Civil Rights leader from Mississippi who was murdered in 1963. Our Read of the Month, reviewed by William Aarnes of Furman University, is Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers (University of Georgia Press, 2013), a collection of poems by Frank X. Walker. That review will be followed […]
William Aarnes has had poems in Poetry, The Southern Review, and FIELD. He teaches at Furman Univeristy.
Meredith Edwards is a junior at Furman University majoring in English and French. She hails from Pendleton, South Carolina, a town known by its residents for dusty antique stores and heavily enforced single-digit speed limits. The first distinctly Southern novel she read was The Sound and the Fury, a work of art that so much […]