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Good Googly Moogly

March is coming in like a lion on the mule. Don’t think too hard about that sentence. March 2024 will be the largest issue EVER for the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Knowing this, ya’ll will be patient as...
Poetry

Michael Ball :: Admonition ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: Michael Ball scrambled from daily and weekly papers through business and technical pubs. Born in OK and raised in rural WV, he became more citified in Manhattan and Boston. As one of the Hyde Park Poets, he...
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February Dead Mule

Huge issue coming your way. Five more to upload, almost there. I’m about two-thirds of the way through publishing it all. At least 5 more to format before it all goes online. Unfortunately for ya’ll, I have Southern Cultures book...
Fiction

C. K. North :: Cardinals ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: Northern Virginia – The South by definition, but not by heart. I was born and raised here, enjoying a childhood with farms, general stores, apple orchards, and civil war artifacts found in frequently yards and creeks. Suburbia...
Poetry

E. R. Lutken :: Bonnie Blue ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: Born in Mississippi, raised in Texas on a diet of church, the fiction of Walter Scott, and fishing. Spent a lot of time in other parts since, but now live in Louisiana, and still go fishing. Bonnie...
Flash Fiction

Pete Riebling :: Friendlessness ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: went to college in Atlanta… Friendlessness I went to college with a guy who was a little more intelligent than the professors he studied under. Not more intelligent. Savvier. He was able to figure out what they wanted...
Poetry

J. O. Winberry :: Birdhouse ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I am perhaps somewhat controversially Southern in that I was born and raised, and currently reside, in Southern California. We are the nail in the boot, the thorn in the side, the worm in the tequila of...
Flash Fiction

John Frame :: Night Out in Cow Town ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I spent a year living in Charlotte, North Carolina between 1996 and 1997, teaching at UNC-Charlotte and conducting historical research with the help of scholarships from Nations Bank and the St. Andrew’s Society of North Carolina. There...
Flash Fiction

Casey Clough :: The Hunter ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I was born and raised in South Carolina. I didn’t learn to love her until long after I’d left her. I dashed out the sweet lilt of an accent in my voice with over enunciated consonants, diligently...