Magazine


Issue 4, Winter 1994


"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

BEFORE THE WINDS CAME 
A farming family’s slow entry into the modern age.
by Madison Jones

BROTHERS 
A painful, criminal parting of ways.
by Daniel Lyons 

PHOTOGRAPHS

RACING ON MISSISSIPPI DIRT 
The wonderful world of small-town auto-racing.
by Susan Lee 

COMMENTARY

SCARLETT LETTERS 
An uncurmudgeon-like look at a Southern classic.
by Florence King 

THE LOST MASTERPIECE OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS 
An underrated play of the Mississippi native, dissected.
by Steve Vineberg 

REMEMBERING GRAMPS 
The old man takes a tumble.
by Jeff Baker 

REPORTAGE

FREE LANCE IN BOSNIA 
A Ruleville native reaches the front.
by John Hester

24 HOUR ELVIS
The King revisited.
by Scott Morris

ESSAY

SIEGING VICKSBURG 
Mississippi wasn’t always so quiet.
by Gerald Wade

REVIEW

FOR THE LOVE OF ALMA 
The creepy wages of fame.
by Charles Taylor 

COLUMNISTS

Will D. Campbell

Clyde Edgerton

Chris Offutt

POETRY

AZZA
by Jamie Simpson

ON THE BANKS OF THE UNIVERSITY 
by Charles Bukowski

FLOOD 
by J.E. Pitts

TRUE CRIME 
by Donna Tartt

THE RHINO IN THE BURGER KING 
by Ron Rash


Cover Photography by William Eggleston