Confronting Traditional Custom and Belief in 21st Century Southern Writing

“Twenty-First-Century Southern Writers: New Voices, New Perspectives,” edited by Jean W. Cash and Richard Gaughran, presents overviews and analyses of nineteen contemporary Southern fiction writers.

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A Correlation Between Artistry and Solitude

Fenton Johnson’s “At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life” examines artists from Thoreau to Rabindranath Tagore to Nina Simone to study the relationship between solitude and artistry.

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“White Blood” Dives into Personal and Public History and Injustice in Virginia

Kiki Petrosino’s poetry collection “White Blood” explores history, slavery and injustice in Virginia.

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