Harvard Offers Class on Southern Literature

     Think Southern Lit doesn’t have broad impact in other regions? Harvard is offering a class in this year’s Summer School Writing Program that will examine Southern works in conjunction with the Harlem Renaissance.      Specifically, the course is described as follows:       “Beginning with the renaissance in Southern letters that emerged in the early 1920s, and […]

Celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day

    April 14th, is Poem In Your Pocket Day.     Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores.  Find a list of events celebrating National Poetry Month at www.poets.org.     Looking for a poem to fold into your pocket? Write one of your own and post it […]

Southern Lit: All About Mules?

     If you haven’t read Rick Bragg’s latest Southern Journal in April’s issue of Southern Living magazine, check out his humorous take on what makes real Southern Literature:      “Scholars have long debated the defining element of great Southern literature. Is it a sense of place? Fealty to lost causes? A struggle to transcend the boundaries of […]