Posted in Essays / Memoirs

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I frequently think about how the South and it’s defining characteristics, good and bad, exist in other cultures and, more recently, have reflected on that in my writing while carefully cultivating timely opportunities for drinking Coke and eating BBQ. The Butteri and The Batture There are aspects…

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James Ryer: Essay: Dec 2021

Posted in Essays / Memoirs

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I was born in the South, raised and educated there, and still choose to live there. From my beginnings and my early perception of the world as I knew it, my political perspective has continually evolved over time. In many respects, if you examine the current political…

Click here to read more... James Ryer: Essay: Oct 2021

James Ryer: Essay: Oct 2021

Posted in Fiction

Southern Legitimacy Statement: Have long been a fan of William Faulkner‘s writing and attended the first annual Faulkner conference in Oxford at the University of Mississippi. I am pretty sure that had Faulkner spent a little more time in Italy in 1925 that he would surely have written at least…

Click here to read more... James Ryer: Fiction: August 2021

James Ryer: Fiction: August 2021