Magazine


Issue 72, Spring 2011


“[Barry Hannah’s] ear for language was so pure and true that his writing classes were really more like master classes in music.” — Donna Tartt on Barry Hannah

A selection of letters between Eudora Welty and William Maxwell. Essays by Joshua Clark, Ben Westhoff, Virginia A.K. Moran, and others.

Donna Tartt, Burke Nixon, Rick Bass, Scott Howdeshell, M. O. Walsh, Elizabeth Kaiser, Sven Birkerts, Jamie Quatro, and others remember the late, great Barry Hannah, who died in 2010.







 

Columns & Departments

 

Editor’s Box
by Marc Smirnoff

 

South Toward Home
COLORS THAT BLEED
by Warwick Sabin

 

I Don’t Hate It!
“THERE'S YOUR STORY” 
by Jack Pendarvis

 

Local Fare
THE SECRET WAS IN THE SAUCE
by John T. Edge

 

Politics
JUDY BONDS (1952–2011)
by Hal Crowther

 

Letters
THE RED AND THE BLACK
by Makkada B. Selah

 

Letters
GROWING UP ON A TANDEM BICYCLE
by Eudora Welty and William Maxwell

 

Music
FINGER-LICKIN’ RAP
by Ben Westhoff

 

Education
IVORY TOWERS
by Virginia A.K. Moran

 


 

Features

 

DEAN’S CRASH
A crash course in Faulkner family history.
by Joshua Clark

 

FAMILY BLOOD
My brother's loaded gun.
by Sarah Courteau

 

ANOTHER LONG HAUL
Mack truck daddy. 
a story by Thomas Cooper

 


 

Poetry

 

Homage to J.E. Pitts
by Louis Bourgeois

 

I, You, Reader, Stoned Man, Silly Lady 
by Peter Cooley

 

Allowed Into Morning 
by Clifford Paul Fetters

 

Captain Sewer 
by Leslie St. John

 

I Believe
by Bernadette Geyer

 

Intersection
by Richard T. Raunch 

 


 

Books

 

Reviews by Alexander Provan, Scott Saul, William Caverlee, J.B. Slogan, Kevin Brockmeier, and John Oliver Hodges

 

BARRY HANNAH AND THE WORLD
by Burke Nixon, Rick Bass, Donna Tartt, Scott Howdeshell, M.O. Walsh, Elizabeth Kaiser, Michael Bible, Beth Ann Fennelly, Humphreys McGee, Sven Birkerts, Jamie Quatro, Jack Pendarvis, Maude Schuyler Clay, Jefferson Baker, Wyatt Prunty, Bob Shacochis,Brad Watson, Neil White, Philip Beidler, Philip Stephens, Abigail Greenbaum, Lisa Howorth, Adam Shemper, Don Noble

 


 Cover: Barry Hannah in Oxford, Mississippi. Photograph by Maude Schuyler Clay