“Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County,” by Amy Hill Hearth

Reviewed by Daniel James Sundahl There are ladies with stories to tell, maiden ladies, of course, but also ladies with worldly experience, oral histories for sure, and in the south the stories are most fun when they rub against one another, meandering down and along rivulets until collecting in a main stream. I recall, for […]

Lizzie Gheorghita

Lizzie Gheorghita is a recent graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South. She grew up in Romania and England, and was most recently in Charleston, South Carolina, with Charleston Weddings magazine and Little Rock, Arkansas, with the Oxford American magazine. She currently freelances and works part-time at an independent school in Kansas City.

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson was born in New York to parents from Arkansas. During childhood visits to the family farm, he learned about juke joints, sweet potato pie, 10 ounce soda bottles, and hoodoo. These days, Andy is learning the fine art of motorcycle repair. Andy graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of […]

Meet Kevin Brockmeier, Author of The Illumination

Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the novels The View from the Seventh Layer, The Brief History of the Dead, The Truth About Celia, Things That Fall from the Sky, and two children’s novels.      His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, McSweeney’s, The Oxford American, The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories and […]

April Read of the Month: The Illumination, by Kevin Brockmeier

Click to Buy   The Illumination (Pantheon, Feb. 2011) by Kevin Brockmeier Review by Sean Ennis          Kevin Brockmeier’s newest novel, The Illumination, describes a world where all physical pain—from injuries or acute disease or chronic ailments—manifests itself as light.  A sliced thumb, lung cancer, arthritis, even acne shine in ways to match […]