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A Sense of Place: William Ferris Interviewed by Michael Blair
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The artist and documentarian on capturing the vernacular South. 

Three Poems by Rodney Terich Leonard
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Unseasonably exposed to fuchsia, / I left that Southern town / knotted  to why-what / secrecy. # Like my / first time on a Ferris wheel.

Let People Be Who They Are: Sam Pink by Leah Schnelbach
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On writing without moral objectives, Florida’s thunderstorms, and jobs both terrible and sublime. 

Race and Sexual Violence: Nancy Buirski’s The Rape of Recy Taylor by Sasha Bonét
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A film uncovers an episode at the origins of the civil rights movement.

William T. Williams by Mona Hadler
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“I didn’t want to paint figuratively. I didn’t want something that was overtly referencing the social issues around me, but I wanted to find a way to describe them. How do you internalize this? How do you make a form that forces a painting to be an experience that is not necessarily easy to see, handle, or look at?”

Celeste Dupuy-Spencer by Katherine Cooper​
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A painter talks about portraits as love letters, the poetry of country music, addiction and compulsion, drawing out painful archetypes, and finding both resentment and dignity in daily life.

Ghosts of History: An Interview with Jesmyn Ward by Louis Elliott
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Congratulations to Ward on winning the 2017 National Book Award for Sing, Unburied, Sing.

Knife, Paintbrush, Pen: on Elizabeth Lyons’s The Blessing of Dark Water by Gillie Collins
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Talking back to diagnosis

Take Note by Julia Bosson
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Unchanging times, in Joan Didion’s South and West

Fletcher Williams III’s City Block by Chase Quinn
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A Tale of Two Charlestons

Gone Below by J.T. Price
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Life and death in a mining town in Kevin Canty’s The Underworld

James Little by LeRonn P. Brooks
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“The reward is getting through the tough stuff. And that’s what’s perplexing about the art thing. When I was going to school there were kids that could draw their asses off. There were kids that were better draftsman than me, for certain. But no one was more determined than me.”

Sarah Gerard’s Sunshine State by Laura van den Berg
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Sarah Gerard’s essay collection, Sunshine State, embodies Florida’s unpredictability in the best sense.

Project by An-My Lê

In the spring of 2015, An-My Lê was invited by film director Gary Ross to photograph on the set of Free State of Jones, his period war film inspired by the life of Newton Knight, a Mississippi farmer and Southern Unionist who led an armed revolt against the Confederacy in 1864. 

Nell Zink by Keith Gessen
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Nicotine, the author’s third novel in as many years, dives into the world of East Coast anarchists.

Lee Clay Johnson by Jay Varner
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“I think violence is inherited, it’s taught, and some of the characters are born into bad blood. …The characters are raped and so is the land.”

Zachary Treitz by Hannah Holden
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Talking to the filmmaker behind Men Go to Battle.

Michael Wiegers by Peter Mishler
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Fable and fact—an editor’s perspective on the poetry and cult of Frank Stanford.

Joshua Abrams & Nathan Bowles by Clinton Krute
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Memory, texture, and tradition.

Tim Sutton by Gary M. Kramer
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God, nature, and Memphis

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