Contributors: Ronald Schleifer, Elizabeth Hinds, Pamela Slate Liggett, David S. Grofs, Kate Beaird Meyers, Grant I. Holly, Tom Bowden, Robert Markley, Richard Cafestta, G. Douglas Atkins
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The Jews of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta: A History of Life and Community Along the Bayou, by Emily Ford and Barry Stiefel. The History Press, 2012. $19.99, 155 pages.
In 2002, I reigned as “King of the Jieuxs” …0
Sonia knows this
in the way she describes
breakfast, the dead
routine of minutes lit
by how quickly a room
of kindergarteners can eat.
The dream is sated
so how to return?
We check sandstone
on a …
Contributors: Paul Naylor, Doug MacCash, Marla Jernigan, Jim Leftwich, Gina Entrebe, Hank Lazer, James Saunders, Skip Fox, Randy Prunty, Joel Dailey, Mark Prejsnar, Camille Martin, M. Magoolaghan, Gerry Cannon, Rebecca Hyman, Celestine Frost, John Lowther, A, Di Michele, Lawless Crow, …0
Contributors: C. Dawn Davis, Reggie Scanlan, Britta Ameel, Sam Witt, G. C. Waldrep, William Wright, Joshua Wilkinson, Ben Doyle, Stephen Ajay, Mark DeCarteret, Nick Courtright, Michael Hudson, Mark Ehling, Daniel Gutstein, Kim Chinquee, K.A. Hays, Smith Henderson, Chris Dombrowski, Sarah …0
The black-and-white photograph accompanying Quetsch’s obituary might just as likely have been taken years before or after I worked for him. I never knew him as anything but old and can’t imagine him otherwise. Yet the fact that he could …0
Landfalls, by Naomi J. Williams. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2015. $26, 336 pages.
In the third chapter of Naomi J. Williams’ novel Landfalls, a group of men look for a town that seems to have gone missing from the world. “How …2
If the fishing fleet had left before dawn, as most fishing fleets do, the disaster would have been avoided. But the fact was that the fleet hadn’t done any actual fishing for some years. Increasing tourist traffic, drawn to the …7
—though perhaps I return so frequently to the contest in Baltimore to prove to myself that there is some precedent for what I am experiencing. To create a mental chain, which might be laid across the landscape.
What I would …3
Fall 2003. High on one wall of Markey’s Bar, on the corner of Louisa and Royal, behind beer signs and framed pictures of ballplayers, is a mural of the old Banana Walk. Against a gold, nicotine-softened sky, …1
You are what’s new
under the sun.
You are not what you were yesterday.
You are not
even what you are
You are not even under the sun.
Jeff Schwaner lives in Staunton, Virginia with his wife …4