Adam Van Winkle

Adam Van Winkle is the author of the novel, Abraham Anyhow, which was selected by Southern Literary Review as the June 2017 “Read of the Month.” The follow up novel, While They were in the Field, releases in 2019.  His prose has appeared in Bull Men’s Fiction, Cheap POP!, Pithead Chapel, Steel Toe Review, Red […]

Managing Editor Allen Mendenhall Publishes “Writers on Writing”

Managing editor Allen Mendenhall has published Writers on Writing: Conversations with Allen Mendenhall.  The publisher, Red Dirt Press, describes the book as follows:  As a lawyer, Allen Mendenhall asks questions. As a writer, he’s interested in the craft. Combine these two and you get this, a collection of writers discussing writing. Writers on Writing: Conversations with Allen […]

Managing Editor Allen Mendenhall Publishes “Of Bees and Boys,” A Collection of Essays

Managing editor Allen Mendenhall has published his second book this year.  Of Bees and Boys, a collection of essays, was released May 10th.  From the publisher, Red Dirt Press: In this collection of essays, literary lawyer Allen Mendenhall examines ideas about place, literature, reading, family, and custom from the vanishing perspective of a traditional Southerner. […]

David Huddle Interviews Julia Nunnally Duncan, Author of “A Part of Me”

DH: Julia, I very much appreciate the basic premise of A Part of Me—that deeply felt experiences with other people become a part of our identity.  What can you tell us about this idea and how it came to you? JND: For some time I’ve been writing from memory and personal experience in both my […]

Amy Susan Wilson Interviews William Bernhardt, Author of “The Ocean’s Edge”

ASW: Just yesterday I was reading The White Bird and now I’m finding myself engaged with your second and just-released poetry collection, The Ocean’s Edge.  Your weaving of themes that tie to family, and self identity, dovetail flawlessly alongside the weaving of popular culture and classical allusions in these poems. Collectively, these elements create quite […]

January Read of the Month: “The Ocean’s Edge,” by William Bernhardt

Reviewed by Carl Sennhenn  No one perhaps would suspect, surely not expect, the author of acclaimed and prize-winning mystery novels to write and publish poetry.  But William Bernhardt, the author of the successful Ben Kincaid series, has done just that with two volumes of poetry, The White Bird and now The Ocean’s Edge.  If The […]

Writing Without Fear: Poetic Language in Tim Peeler’s “Knuckle Bear”

Essay by Patrick Bizzarro One of the most interesting features of Tim Peeler’s Knuckle Bear is the language spoken by the three characters who enact, through thought processes revealed in the poems they speak, the drama of their social relations. Here is an example of that language and the hierarchy of power it constructs in […]

Excerpt from “BS,” by Steven L. Parker

This excerpt comes from Chapter One of Steven L. Parker’s novel, BS, published by Red Dirt Press of Shawnee, Oklahoma, released in June 2015. Parker serves as an Appellate Judge for the Southern Plains Region of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and as District Judge for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. A lawyer by trade, […]