Magazine


Issue 3, Winter 1993


"This quarterly has tons of promise."—The USA Today

"Elegantly designed...this is fresh, original writing, a pleasure to read."—the New Orleans Times-Picayune

"The most promising literary magazine in the nation."—The Memphis Commercial-Appeal

"An excellent new literary magazine."—The Lufkin (Texas)

"Could become a journal of some of the finest writing the South has to offer."—(North Carolina) Spectator







FICTION

THE VISION OF ESTHER BY CLEM 
The quest of a handsome doctor, the love of a plain woman.
by Barry Hannah

EAT
Some dinners you can’t ever leave.
by Brad Barkley 

PHOTOGRAPHS

HUNTING IN THE SOUTH
by Tom Rankin

COMMENTARY

LEE STAGGERS
Spike Lee’s vision thing.
by Charles Taylor 

R.E.M. FOR THE PEOPLE
Four Georgian hipsters analyzed.
by Elizabeth Wurtzel 

VLADIMIR & STANLEY 
by Steve Vineberg

ESSAY

DOWN THE CREEK 
On the trail of alligator turtles, cow-eating panthers & concrete.
by Thomas McNamee 

DIXIE DYNAMITE 
An unsolved murder still beckons.
by Alan Huffman

THE KILLING OF AN EAGLE EDITOR 
Shooting on the Square: the Faulkner Connection.
by Joel Williamson

INTERVIEW

John Grisham: On sex, violence, Hollywood and Pee Wee Herman.

POETRY

THE PEPPED-UP FETISH 
by X. J. Kennedy

COVER CHARGE
by Charles Bukowski

THE BUDWEISER EAGLE 
by X. J. Kennedy

THE SACK OF THE CITY OF GOD 
by Michael Chitwood

U.S. PORN QUEEN (Ret.)
by Fred Chappell

MORTIFICATION IN MONTMARTRE 
by Jeanne Steig

CURMUDGEON AND SLAYER
by Actoo Theodophilus


Cover Art: by Tom Bachtell.