Allen Mendenhall Interviews Elizabeth Harris, Author of “Mayhem”

AM: I appreciate your taking the time to do this interview. Your writing has been called “literary fiction.” Your prose is beautiful and complex, allusive and fluid. The first pages of Mayhem call attention to “a crime whose mention makes men cross their legs,” locate readers in early 20th century Texas, and reference Herodotus and […]

John Ryan Hrebik

Dr. John Ryan Hrebik is a writing professor, lyric poet, and drummer/musician. He holds a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Chatham University. John’s writing style combines the lyric quality of Anna Akhmatova with the stoic sensibility of Jane Kenyon. His poems […]

Rod Davis

Rod Davis is the author of a number of works including the Southwest/PEN Award-winning novel Corina’s Way, and most recently the critically praised South, America.

Ann Cefola

Ann Cefola is author of Face Painting in the Dark (Dos Madres Press, 2014), St. Agnes, Pink-Slipped (Kattywompus Press, 2011), Sugaring (Dancing Girl Press, 2007), and the translation Hence this cradle (Seismicity Editions, 2007). A Witter Bynner Poetry Translation Residency recipient, she also received the Robert Penn Warren Award judged by John Ashbery.  Her work […]

Elisabeth Aiken

Elisabeth Aiken is Assistant Professor of English at Saint Leo University. She holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and has degrees from James Madison University and Western Carolina University. Elisabeth considers the mountains of western North Carolina her home, and her favorite literature has a distinctly Southern flavor.

Fred Parker

Fred Parker is a retired architect and MFA (nonfiction) candidate at Georgia College and State University. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Auburn University. Much of his career has been devoted to writing in the fields of architecture, engineering, and marketing.

Patrick Bizzaro

Patrick Bizzaro has published nine books and chapbooks of poetry, two critical studies of Fred Chappell’s poetry and fiction, a book on the pedagogy of academic creative writing, some textbooks, and hundreds of poems in magazines. He taught for many years at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and East Carolina University.

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Lindsay Parnell, Author of Dogwood

AM: Thanks for taking the time to talk to Southern Literary Review about your novel, Dogwood. This is a remarkable and poignant book, literary fiction at its finest. You toy with stream-of-consciousness and alternating narration in the book. Why? LP: The articulation of Harper’s journey and the journey itself are irreversibility fused together. Harper’s story […]