Local Spotlight: An Interview with Artist Lauren Woods
Lauren Woods draws from art history, religious iconography and comparative mythology to construct paintings that explore the nature of images along with the transformational characteristics of the human form. In 2006 Lauren received her BA in studio art from Spring...
Local Spotlight: Emma Bolden reads Finishing School
Finishing School Emma Bolden from Havens Couldn’t sugar. Couldn’t sweet right. Couldn’t rat- comb, couldn’t tease the boys with a belt and a bra, Madonna coned. Couldn’t talk lady. Couldn’t coo. Couldn’t bless the heart of Jesus till...
Dr. South Love or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Lady I Was
Dr. South Love or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Lady I Was Emma Bolden In the first frenzied firestorm of pro-Trump extremism, my liberal views made me a lightning rod in my workplace, and I got hit. I lost everything: the life and career I’d built so...
Local Spotlight: Poems from MEND by Kwoya Fagin Maples
MEND is forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky, Fall 2018.
Local Spotlight: An Interview with Kwoya Fagin Maples
KWOYA FAGIN MAPLES is a writer from Charleston, S.C. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama and is a graduate Cave Canem Fellow. In addition to a chapbook publication by Finishing Line Press entitled Something of Yours (2010) her work is...
Local Spotlight: An Interview with Ashley M. Jones
People should know that Birmingham is AFLAME with literary culture, and it’s only spreading faster.
Local Spotlight: Interview with Dr. Hilary N. Green
I can see the tours as art. The tours disrupt the current landscape by inserting voices who have been historically silenced. By relating the history as well as the names of specific enslaved men, women, and children, the typical soundscapes of the University are disrupted, transformed, and remade.