Month: March 2020

  • Interview with The Palms Author, Clay Anderson

    Grit Lit Part II: Interview with Author of The Palms, Clay Anderson Last week I wrote a review of Anderson’s novel, The Palms, and now we get to hear from the author himself on his influences, process, and much more. Look for a guest post by Anderson next week on the Grit Lit genre. Hope […]

  • The Palms, a Novel by Clay Anderson

    Grit Lit Part I: Review of The Palms, a Novel by Clay Anderson I met Clay Anderson through the Etowah Valley MFA Creative Writing program at Reinhardt University where he is a current student and where he also teaches history. He shared a William Gay book with me that summer and I discovered a compatriot […]

  • 2020 Revival: Georgia State University, Lost Southern Voices Festival IV, A Festival for Readers

    Interested in learning more about William Gay’s writing and paintings? I am presenting on the “Condensed Careers: Poetry,  Scandal, and Southern Gothic” panel at the 2020 Lost Southern Voices Festival sponsored by Georgia State University where I will be discussing William Gay’s paintings and prose. I’m bringing an original William Gay painting for viewing! In […]

  • Villain Themed Poems on melodically challenged

    What do pirates, bankers, ex-loves, and outlaws have in common? Aside from their villainous qualities, they’re all featured on the latest radio show I wrote for melodically challenged–Bad to the Bone. I thoroughly enjoyed writing this show. One, I got fellow poet and friend, Sharon Wright Mitchell, to read and record. Two, who doesn’t love […]

  • Questions For A Poet, An Interview with Sharon Wright Mitchell

    Q&A with Georgia Poet, Sharon Wright Mitchell Sharon and I were roomies for two weeks during Reinhardt University’s MFA summer residency in 2019. As part of the program, each student reads in the evening and I was blown away listening to Sharon. Her poems were both accessible and poignant. Recently, I was writing a radio […]