Magazine


Issue 2, Fall 1992

 

". . . [Y]ou have a well-designed, finely crafted magazine that feels as good in the hand as it does in the mind."—John B. Kachuba


Commentary by Rich Cohen. Fiction by Willie Morris, William J. Slattery, and Cynthia Shearer. Photo Essay by Eudora Welty. Poetry by X.J. Kennedy, Roy Blount Jr., and more.







COLUMNS & COMMENTARY 

POLLY TRIUMPHANT 
Go for it, young. Then simmer down.
by Dave Shiflett

BLANKS
Hollywood snatches Betty Lou’s handbag.
by Charles Taylor

JOSEPH MITCHELL
One New Yorker Inspects another.
by Rich Cohen


FICTION

ASPHALT
A leader of the Delta, evoked.
by Willie Morris 

DOGMAN 
Big moment/big deal.
by William J. Slattery

FLIGHT PATTERNS 
A father’s elusive love. 
by Cynthia Shearer 


FEATURES

COMING OFF THE BACK OF BRASSTOWN BALD 
Risk-taking make easy (close your eyes).
by James Kilgo 

THE GREAT FRIED CHICKEN CONUNDRUM
Secrets revealed, mad delights, a million downed chickens.
by Ted Roberts

STYLE WITH MEANING 
As pimp or principal, the Memphian earns plaudits.
by Steve Vineberg 

BASKETBALL SEASON 
Requiem of a Mississippi cheerleader.
by Donna Tartt

BACK TO BOB’S
Our Yankee nutrition expert plumbs the depth.
by Rich Cohen 

PHOTO ESSAY
by Eudora Welty 


POETRY

ZEUS RETIRED 
by Michael Chitwood

ONE MEAN KID
by X.J. Kennedy

SONG OF MIRANDA LALISLE 
by Roy Blount, Jr.

IN MEMORIAM 
by X. J. Kennedy

GIRLS LIVE LONGER 
by John Nixon, Jr.


Cover Photograph: by Eudora Welty of a wooden suspension bridge in Byram, Mississippi. From the © Eudora Welty Collection—Mississippi Department of Archives and History.