Order the Country Roots Music Issue

From Trio to Hank Williams to Tanya Tucker, the Country Roots Music Issue covers a host of music icons with contributions from Imani Perry, Rodney Crowell, Rissi Palmer, and so many others.

Maurice Carlos Ruffin


Maurice Carlos Ruffin, a native of New Orleans, is a graduate of the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop and a member of the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance. His work has appeared in Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, the Bitter Southerner, Garden & Gun, the LA Times, and elsewhere. His first novel, We Cast a Shadow, was published in 2019 and named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice