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Great southern writing about great southern food

Zorra Apr 9, 2005 03:51 PM

If you have any interest in either of the above, run get the new issue of Oxford American magazine, guest-edited by John T. Edge. Mine just came and I'm just getting started--have already enjoyed contributions by Padgett Powell (musings on ice) and the great poet Yusef Komunyakaa (a prose essay on returning home, and cooking raccoon). Too much more to report now.

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    Bonz RE: Zorra Apr 10, 2005 10:24 AM

    Speaking of Yusef and eatinng coons, he has some poems on the 'net, including "Ode to the Racoon."

    Link: http://www.ibiblio.org/ipa/komunyakaa...

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      Gary Soup RE: Zorra Apr 12, 2005 11:54 AM

      Just out of curiosity, what is "Southern" writing?

      Link: http://eatingchinese.org

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        Pssst RE: Gary Soup Apr 12, 2005 12:22 PM

        Ha, its the style of writing done in the heat and humidity of Mississippi in Summer...

        Link: http://www.olemiss.edu/conf/swsw/

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        sudiepav RE: Zorra Apr 12, 2005 02:05 PM

        My Oxford American just came too, and I've read a few bits. I have been waiting and waiting for the food issue. Before it went belly-up the 2nd time, this was to have been the next issue. I'm so glad they're back; it's an excellent, excellent magazine. This is supposedly a magazine devoted to Southern writing, but it's really just good writing. A fine literary magazine. BTW, I've always felt "Southern writing" was a meld of heat, humidty, kudzu and dysfunctional families. Oh, and there's usually a mule involved.

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          Zorra RE: sudiepav Apr 12, 2005 10:43 PM

          LOL! And a couple of old coon dawgs too.

          I loved Dennis Covington's piece on CFS. Now I have to get one of my compatriots on the Texas board to journey to Ralls, TX and report back (opposite end of the state from where I am).

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