Issue 49

“I think of fire as a difficult knowledge. It illuminates, but something must be destroyed in order for that to happen. That paradox, to me, is the task of becoming a person.”

–Saeed Jones

Southern Lit Presents: Saeed Jones

Southern Lit Presents: Saeed Jones

Poetry Wears an Evening Gown Poetry never needed the delicacies of gentle, metaphorical language often associated with its genre. One poem requires only the amount of words necessary to get the point across—a point often open-ended and left up to the reader’s...
The Monster of Lake Van Buren: Part 3

The Monster of Lake Van Buren: Part 3

***Read Part 1 ***Read Part 2   Part 3: Sassafras Fritz spoke not. Conrad rushed to the front, much more hurriedly than I had previously seen him. “Greetings officer,” Conrad said, tipping his hat. “The name’s James Connolly, Reverend James Connolly.” “I see…What’s...
Alter Ego

Alter Ego

Alter Ego Collage, embroidery thread, and oil paint on canvas. 16”x20” In my work, I examine the concept of identity as an assemblage of influences, challenging conventions in popular culture from a woman’s perspective. My paintings are portraits and parts of the face...