Allen Mendenhall Interviews Glenn Arbery, Author of “Bearings and Distances”

AM: First of all, congratulations on the publication of your novel, Bearings and Distances. You’ve got deep roots in the South but haven’t lived here in some time. Do you ever feel a sense of, pardon the term, alienation? GA: Thank you. As for a sense of alienation, sure I’ve felt it, but less in […]

“Remembering Medgar Evers,” by Minrose Gwin

Reviewed by Chris Timmons Medgar Evers should be of interest to anyone who has examined the racial history of the United States, and of the South. It’s too bad he is now near-forgotten. Undoubtedly, general American forgetfulness has much to do with it; as far as history goes, Americans do not have much memory. Nor […]

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 […]

“Gone,” Edited with Photography by Nell Dickerson

Review by Allen Mendenhall   BelleBooks.  118 pages. I’ve always maintained a spectator’s curiosity in the rituals and practices of photography.  I can’t take a good picture, no matter which side of the camera I’m on, but I appreciate the idea of reducing the world to a more manageable form, something I can look at […]