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Poetry

Chris Epenshade :: Roadkill ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement, I am proud to have had seven pieces published by the Dead Mule School. I was raised in North Carolina, and I went to college and grad school in Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida. When I lived...
Poetry

Darcy Lee :: Peach and Proud ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I grew up in South Georgia, where our “snow” grows from the ground, and the only thing sweeter than the tea is the hospitality of folks. Only two words needed to sum up my first eighteen years...
Fiction

Ken Wheaton :: Mother of the Year ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: One of my first instances of writing for the public was telling the college cafeteria that their “gumbo” was so wrong that it was an affront to Southern Louisiana and all its people. I was a veritable...
Fiction

Juan Cruz :: Not Dark Yet ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I was born in Bogotá, Colombia. I moved to the US when I was in my twenties. I lived in South Carolina for almost a decade. I earned a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of...
Flash Fiction

Avi Ben-Zeev :: Troubled Waters ::

Southern legitimacy statement: Okay, so I’m not from The South, and even though I sound American, whatever that means, I was born and raised in the Southern Levant (AKA Palestine). But The South called one day, specifically, the psychology department...
Flash Fiction

Andrew Keith :: Grudge ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: Raised by rednecks and roughnecks, I reckon no one holds a grudge like a southerner. I’m from Johnson City, Tennessee – yes, the one from “Wagon Wheel” and I sure hope I’m the only ten-you-see. Happy to...
Flash Fiction

Courtney McEunn :: Sour ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I grew up in the swampy craplands they call central Florida. I ran around the sand roads barefoot, swam in the giant oil puddles they called lakes, went tubing and canoeing alongside alligators and snakes on more...
Fiction

John Riley ::What Did She Lose?::

Southern Legitimacy Statement A field did stretch between our old house in Randolph County, with its recently exposed plumbing that froze every winter, and a much nicer house across the field. The people who lived in the nice house wanted...
Poetry

Richard George :: Poetry ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I attended Tulane University and lived and worked in New Orleans upon completion of my studies. From an apartment by the Fairgrounds, in the middle 1990s, I published the avant-garde literary magazine, Mystery Itch. Mentally, I never...
Poetry

Sage Yamashita :: Three Poems ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: My dad worked for the State Department and I spent most of my life growing up living south of the equator including Ecuador, Peru, and South Africa. There are places and people there whose names and initials...
Poetry

Jane Blanchard :: Undertaking ::

Southern Legitimacy Statement: Native to Virginia and long-resident in Georgia, I’m as Southern as Southern can be. (Let’s not talk about the seven-year stretch in New Jersey.) A prominent Mid-Western poet once told me during a workshop, “I could listen...