Meet the Editors

Donna Meredith is publisher and editor-in-chief. Claire Hamner Matturro and Dawn Major serve as associate editors. RIGHT: Photographs by VanessaK Photography, LLC.

“Night Letter: A Novel” by Sterling Watson

With Night Letter (2023), Florida author Sterling Watson proves once more that he is a master storyteller and an exemplary writer. Set in the Sixties in the Florida Panhandle, the novel’s focus is on its sole narrator, an eighteen-year-old youth just released from six years in a Nebraska reform school. This narrator, Travis Hollister, tells […]

Donna Meredith interviews Errol Pierre, Author of “The Way Up: Climbing the Corporate Mountain as a Professional of Color” (Wiley, 2022)

Errol Pierre is the author of “The Way Up: Climbing the Corporate Mountain as a Professional of Color” (Wiley, 2022). He is currently the Senior Vice President of State Programs at Healthfirst Inc., the largest not-for-profit health plan in New York. He manages their Medicaid and Long-Term Care business unit and close to 500 people and […]

Revival: Lost Southern Voices Festival

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February Read of the Month: “The Kudzu Queen” by Mimi Herman

Mimi Herman’s The Kudzu Queen (Regal House, 2023) is the kind of feel-good story we read to escape from stress and trouble. And don’t you just love a novel that not only entertains but also teaches something new? Most of us know kudzu as a noxious weed, but the plant has a surprising history in […]

“Palindrome: Stories” by Elizabeth Genovise

Consider, for a moment, the superb short story “Level,” a signature piece and the third in Elizabeth Genovise’s new collection of short stories, Palindrome (The University Press of SHSU) The fine finish carpenter’s son is dying and the doctors have said it’s best that he spend his remaining time at home. We know the carpenter’s […]

“Scapegoat” by T. K. Lee

There’s something wonderfully fresh and energetic in T. K. Lee’s innovative second poetry collection, Scapegoat (2022). Intricately layered, these poems are like looking through a kaleidoscope so that with each new viewing, something different and intriguing emerges from the words, images, and structures. These poems vibrate with words that dance about on the visual page […]