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
BEFORE THE WINDS CAME
A farming family’s slow entry into the modern age.
by Madison Jones
A painful, criminal parting of ways.
by Daniel Lyons
RACING ON MISSISSIPPI DIRT
The wonderful world of small-town auto-racing.
by Susan Lee
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
The old man takes a tumble.
by Jeff Baker
FREE LANCE IN BOSNIA
A Ruleville native reaches the front.
by John Hester
24 HOUR ELVIS
The King revisited.
by Scott Morris
Mississippi wasn’t always so quiet.
by Gerald Wade
FOR THE LOVE OF ALMA
The creepy wages of fame.
by Charles Taylor
by Jamie Simpson
ON THE BANKS OF THE UNIVERSITY
by Charles Bukowski
by J.E. Pitts
by Donna Tartt
THE RHINO IN THE BURGER KING
by Ron Rash
Cover Photography by William Eggleston