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Cormac McCarthy’s haunted characters. A surreal appearance from Miles Davis. billy woods’s dystopian rhymes. Investigate the gothic South this Spring with Issue 120.

Minnijean Brown Trickey and Crystal C. Mercer, moderated by Danielle A. Jackson; photographs by Ebony Blevins


Minnijean Brown Trickey has a lifelong commitment to social justice activism, including peacemaking, environmental issues, developing youth leadership, diversity education, antiracism training, cross-cultural communication, and gender advocacy. Her education includes a BSW (Indigenous Studies) and an MSW. She is one of the nine African American students who collectively resisted opposition to the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School in 1957. She lives in British Columbia, Canada.
Crystal C. Mercer is an Afro-creative, textile artist, actor, activist, and author of the poetry collection A Love Story Waiting to Happen and the forthcoming children’s book From Cotton to Silk: The Magic of Black Hair.
Danielle A. Jackson is a Memphis-born writer and the managing editor at Oxford American.
Ebony Blevins earned a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from Arkansas State University and has worked with numerous publications and marketing companies in Arkansas.