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Issue 26, Spring 1999

Double Issue on Southern Women

“The metaphysical inhabiting of another soul, of another gender, and of such an alien order to herself, the artist…Beyond mere empathy…these acts of art were simply genius.” — Barry Hannah on Eudora Welty

Featuring Donna Tartt, Bobbie Ann Mason, Nanci Kincaid, and Cynthia Shearer. Jonathan Van Meter goes looking for Oprah. Poetry by Memye Curtis Tucker, Katherine Soniat, and A.E. Stallings.

Other contributors include Chris Offutt, Wendy Brenner, Lorian Hemingway, Elizabeth Cox, Janice Daugharty, and more.







COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

Waving not Drowning
Fools for love 
by Julia Reed

Dealer's Choice
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone 
by Hal Crowther

Gone off up North
True lit
by Roy Blount Jr.

Report:
Looking for Oprah
by Jonathan Van Meter

Southern Women We Love: 
Ashley Judd and Her Attitude
by Chris Offutt

Southern Women We Love: 
Shannon Ravenel 
by Larry Brown

Southern Women We Love: 
Emmylou Harris
by Steve Earle

Southern Women We Love: 
Eudora Welty
by Barry Hannah

Southern Women We Love: 
Mavyne Betsch
by Russ Rymer

Southern Women We Love: 
Chelsea Clinton
by Paul Zabynski

Humor:
Wine of the Week
by Wendy Brenner

Humor:
Sheroes
by Jeff Baker

Family:
The Mystery of My Grandmother’s Mind 
by Bobbie Ann Mason

Family:
Other People’s Children 
by Adam Shemper

Family:
The Gospel According to Freda 
by Lorian Hemingway

Essay:
How I Learned I Was Southern 
by Nancy Kincaid

Essay:
Baby
by Vicki Covington

Essay:
Warpaint and Orchids 
by Blanche McCrary Boyd

Essay:
Ode to Crones 
by Elizabeth Cox

Essay:
Ulysses Sails into Port 
by Amy Blackmarr

Short Story:
Still Life with Shotgun and Oranges
by Cynthia Shearer

Short Story:
Once upon a Summer 
by Janice Daugharty

Short Story:
But You Can't Blame Everything on the Baby 
by A. Manette Ansay

Sidebars:
Rebel with a Horse
by Marianne Gingher

Sidebars:
The Debutante Butcher
by Clifton Dowell

Sidebars:
Funeral at Eleven
by Alan Jacobs

Sidebars:
Hoop Dreams
by Diane Roberts

Sidebars:
A Disappearing Act
by John Shelton Reed

Reconsiderations:
Finding Southern Comfort
by Valerie Boyd

Photo Essay:
Southern Women

Fashion:
Rummaging for Peace
by Shannon Magness

Analysis 
The Belle and the Lady
by Donna Tartt

Book Review 
Outside, Looking In
by Florence King

Cuisine:
A Taste of Hell
by John T. Edge

Music:
Trust the Song
by Tom Piazza

Southern Scenes:
Alice, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Photograph by Debbie Fleming Caffrey

POETRY


Moving Sale
by A. E. Stallings

Alluvial
by Katherine Soniat

Posing for Degas
by Memye Curtis Tucker

SOUTHERN GALLERY


The Lady Chablis
by Joel Stein

Sally Mann
by Maude Schuyler Clay

 

 

 

Cover: "Dream" (1990), by Karekin Goekjian