Southern writers on writing /

The South is often misunderstood on the national stage, characterized by its struggles with poverty, education and racism, yet the region has yielded an abundance of undeniably great literature. In Southern Writers on Writing, Susan Cushman collects twenty-six writers from across the South whose wor...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Cushman, Susan, 1951- (Editor), Lightman, Alan P., 1948- (writer of foreword.)
Format: Book
Published: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2018]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Susan Cushman
  • Becoming a writer. Off the deep end / Jim Dees; Consider kudzu / Joe Formichella
  • The meek shall inherit the memoir: then and now / Harrison Scott Key; The ghost of Djosiah King / Cassandra King; The agoraphobic writer / Corey Mesler
  • Becoming a Southern writer. What happens next / Patti Callahan Henry; Stardust: an essay on voice in four parts / Sonja Livingston; How I became a Southerner / Sally Palmer Thomason
  • Place, politics, people. Southern fiction: a tool to stretch the soul and soften the heart / Julie Cantrell; The burden of Southern literature / Katherine Clark; In the land of cotton / John M. Floyd; Where I write / Jennifer Horne; That's what she said: the sordid business of writing / Suzanne Hudson with RP Saffire; Dirt, death, and the divine: the roots of Southern writing / River Jordan; A life in books / Lee Smith; On the Baton Rouge floods of 2016 and my nostalgia for the half-gone / O. Walsh
  • Writing about race. The past is just another name for today / W. Ralph Eubanks; Black countermelodies / Ravi Howard
  • All that "Southern" jazz / Claude Wilkinson
  • On the craft of writing. "One things": an essay on writing fiction / Clyde Edgerton
  • Capturing the essence of difference / Niles Reddick
  • A woman explains how learning poetry is poetry and not magic made her a poet / Jacqueline Allen Trimble
  • A little help from my friends. Hard labor: the birth of a novelist / Susan Cushman; Lyrical acts / Wendy Reed; The necessity of writer friends / Nicole Seitz; Keep truckin? / Michael Farris Smith.