Essays

Tyrell Collins

If You Weathered My Storm August 29th, 2005 There was no storm where I was. Lithonia, Georgia, an oasis of tall evergreen and fruit trees. Home to the gray squirrels, mallards, foxes, and wild turkeys. A good five hundred miles from New Orleans, Louisiana.…

March 16, 2017
Semi;Colon

Real Names, Realer Lawsuits

It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission. This handy little phrase has been invoked since at least the mid-1980s. The idiom was coined by Rear Admiral (and Yale PhD recipient) Grace Hopper in a 1986 edition of the US Navy’s…

March 16, 2017
Semi;Colon

The Ides of March

Though there is nothing particularly foreboding about the middle of the month of March, just about everybody is familiar with the Soothsayer’s warning from Julius Caesar, “Beware the ides of March.” Less remembered is these characters’ next encounter. As he strides towards the capital…

March 16, 2017
Book Reviews

The View from the Cheap Seats

The View from the Cheap Seats Neil Gaiman William Morrow Publishing 544 pages $26.99 Since beginning his career as a journalist in the early 1980s, Neil Gaiman’s work has been a testament to the adage, “a writer writes.” From the groundbreaking Sandman comic series…

March 16, 2017
Book Reviews

Study In Perfect

    Study in Perfect Sarah Gorham University of Georgia Press 214 pages $24.95 Longtime poet and president of Sarabande Books Sarah Gorham makes a successful debut to the world of essay collections with her newest book Study in Perfect. In her introduction, she offers…

March 16, 2017
Essays

Margaret McMullan

  Portrait of Writers as Young Women For my friend and fellow writer, Julia Gregg, on the occasion of a speaking series  to celebrate the life of her son, J. Zach Gregg (1983-2016)    We are alike, you and I. I start out happy because I am born in the South. I…

March 15, 2017
Essays

Life in the Big City

  I’m an architectural photographer. But occasion I like to roam the streets and photograph the people of this great city.  You never know what you’ll find: an acrobatic shirtless tattooed skateboarder in Grant Park or a sidewalk produce vendor on Pilsen’s 18th Street.…

March 15, 2017