Magazine


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.







REPORT

LOOKING FOR OPRAH 
by Jonathan Van Meter

SOUTHERN WOMEN WE LOVE

ASHLEY JUDD AND HER ATTITUDE 
by Chris Offutt

SHANNON RAVENEL 
by Larry Brown

EMMYLOU HARRIS
by Steve Earle

EUDORA WELTY
by Barry Hannah

MAVYNE BETSCH
by Russ Rymer

CHELSEA CLINTON
by Paul Zabynski

HUMOR

WINE OF THE WEEK 
by Wendy Brenner

SHEROES
by Jeff Baker

FAMILY

THE MYSTERY OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S MIND 
by Bobbie Ann Mason

OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN 
by Adam Shemper

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO FREDA 
by Lorian Hemingway

ESSAY

HOW I LEARNED I WAS SOUTHERN 
by Nancy Kincaid

BABY
by Vicki Covington

WARPAINT AND ORCHIDS 
by Blanche McCrary Boyd

ODE TO CRONES 
by Elizabeth Cox

ULYSSES SAILS INTO PORT 
by Amy Blackmarr

SHORT STORY

STILL LIFE WITH SHOTGUN AND ORANGES
by Cynthia Shearer

ONCE UPON A SUMMER 
by Janice Daugharty

BUT YOU CA'NT BLAME EVERYTHING ON A BABY 
by A. Manette Ansay

POETRY

MOVING SALE 
by A. E. Stallings

ALLUVIAL
by Katherine Soniat

POSING FOR DEGAS
by Memye Curtis Tucker

RECONSIDERATIONS

FINDING SOUTHERN COMFORT 
by Valerie Boyd

SOUTHERN GALLERY

THE LADY CHABLIS 
by Joel Stein

SALLY MANN 
by Maude Schuyler Clay

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

COLUMNS

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.

SOUTHERN SCENES

ALICE, BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA
Photograph by Debbie Fleming Caffrey


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