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  • June Langford Berkley Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich Contents Search the site Free Subscription Email Address unsubscribe from list powered by MailChimp Topics Author Profiles Interviews 108 Book Reviews 289 Conferences and Festivals 36 Contributors Bios 72 Essays 9 General 7 Grants and Contests 16 News Events 75 Read of the Month 86 Residencies 5 Southern States 1 Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January

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  • Karen Salyer McElmurray Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich Contents Search the site Free Subscription Email Address unsubscribe from list powered by MailChimp Topics Author Profiles Interviews 108 Book Reviews 289 Conferences and Festivals 36 Contributors Bios 72 Essays 9 General 7 Grants and Contests 16 News Events 75 Read of the Month 86 Residencies 5 Southern States 1 Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January

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  • Pat Spears Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Chaser by Pat Spears July 17 2014 by Donna Meredith Leave a Comment Review by Donna Meredith Dream Chaser by Pat Spears delivers an iconic figure as the protagonist a Southern blue collar drunk struggling to hold onto a job and his family That s hardly a new story but the author renders Jesse McKnight with such compassion and prose so perfect that Dream Chaser easily ranks as one Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Cassandra King Connie May Fowler Donna Meredith Dorothy Allison Dream Chaser Pat Conroy Pat Spears Paul Shepherd Sue Monk Kidd Top Posts Pages Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich Contents Search the site Free Subscription Email Address unsubscribe from list powered by MailChimp Topics Author Profiles Interviews 108 Book Reviews 289 Conferences and Festivals 36 Contributors Bios 72 Essays 9 General 7 Grants and Contests 16 News Events 75 Read of the Month 86 Residencies 5 Southern States 1 Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December

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  • Phyllis Wilson Moore Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich Contents Search the site Free Subscription Email Address unsubscribe from list powered by MailChimp Topics Author Profiles Interviews 108 Book Reviews 289 Conferences and Festivals 36 Contributors Bios 72 Essays 9 General 7 Grants and Contests 16 News Events 75 Read of the Month 86 Residencies 5 Southern States 1 Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January

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  • Walk Till The Dogs Get Mean Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich Contents Search the site Free Subscription Email Address unsubscribe from list powered by MailChimp Topics Author Profiles Interviews 108 Book Reviews 289 Conferences and Festivals 36 Contributors Bios 72 Essays 9 General 7 Grants and Contests 16 News Events 75 Read of the Month 86 Residencies 5 Southern States 1 Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January

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  • Jordan Murphy interviews Alex Taylor, Author of “The Marble Orchard” - Southern Literary Review
    attach true venom to it once filled his car trunk with buffalo carp and catfish and took it to a black family that lived near him Because they were hungry Because it s what a man does if he s able Now hold that soul in your mind s eye for a moment We like to purge these types from our world of leftwing Puritanism we like to believe in progress But how many of us are so willing to make atonement in such a genuine way JM Your collection of short stories The Name of Nearest River has had great success After completing The Marble Orchard thus having experience with both would you say that you have a preference for writing novels over short stories Jordan Murphy AT I don t know that I have a preference for either The long form emerges when whatever story I am attempting to tell reveals itself most reluctantly If I had my druthers I d be a poet The difficulty in writing a novel is that you may spend years working toward a fulmination that ultimately fizzles whereas one understands very quickly if a story is going to fail JM The voice of this novel is stark concise and yet simultaneously poetic Soft imagery works in harmony with the darkness of the plot For instance when Loat puts Derna to bed and the reader hears the creak of the springs as they bore her sleepy weight like the sound of a stone sliding perfectly flush against other stone What inspires you to create such imagery AT As I said in the previous question I wish I was a poet Since I am not I must flex this muscle in prose I am utterly dismayed by the tepid lukewarm prose being wrought today It is bereft of color of any tactile strength and any tensile meaning One wonders reading most contemporary writers if they love language at all Where is the oratory the high blown rhetoric the song I don t hear it Perhaps they haven t read their Shakespeare or their Bibles That would explain quite a bit actually In particular the lack of a moral center I find in so many works of contemporary literature the lack of a sense of tragedy JM Out of all of the jobs you have had where would you put writing in the rankings AT Writing is not a job I would quit if it were I can think of no other term more appropriate than compulsion to describe the vocation of writing It forces me to interact with people mostly academics whom I loathe It forces my consciousness ever inward and turns my mental energies ever on my own self It is narcissistic deranged behavior Who would choose such a life Flaubert notwithstanding to be a writer is to lead a life of too much introspection too much examination We should aspire as Seamus Heaney says to be but pure verb The aruspices of

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  • Jordan Murphy, Author at Southern Literary Review
    by Alex Taylor March 16 2016 by Jordan Murphy Leave a Comment Reviewed by Jordan Murphy The Marble Orchard is author Alex Taylor s first novel and second major work alongside his 2010 collection of short stories The Name of the Nearest River The Marble Orchard tells the tale of Beam a young Kentucky boy of nineteen who finds himself wrapped up in a tangle of family history Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Alex Taylor Jordan Murphy Kentucky The Marble Orchard Top Posts Pages Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich Contents Search the site Free Subscription Email Address unsubscribe from list powered by MailChimp Topics Author Profiles Interviews 108 Book Reviews 289 Conferences and Festivals 36 Contributors Bios 72 Essays 9 General 7 Grants and Contests 16 News Events 75 Read of the Month 86 Residencies 5 Southern States 1 Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011

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  • Alex Taylor Archives - Southern Literary Review
    by Alex Taylor March 16 2016 by Jordan Murphy Leave a Comment Reviewed by Jordan Murphy The Marble Orchard is author Alex Taylor s first novel and second major work alongside his 2010 collection of short stories The Name of the Nearest River The Marble Orchard tells the tale of Beam a young Kentucky boy of nineteen who finds himself wrapped up in a tangle of family history Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Alex Taylor Jordan Murphy Kentucky The Marble Orchard Top Posts Pages Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich Contents Search the site Free Subscription Email Address unsubscribe from list powered by MailChimp Topics Author Profiles Interviews 108 Book Reviews 289 Conferences and Festivals 36 Contributors Bios 72 Essays 9 General 7 Grants and Contests 16 News Events 75 Read of the Month 86 Residencies 5 Southern States 1 Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011

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