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number 23 2014


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NCLR 2014 Contents


Writing about the Foolishness of War
section introduction by Margaret D. Bauer, Editor

After fighting, the scars remain”:
An Interview with Robert Morgan on His War Literature

by Rebecca Godwin

Accolades to Black Military Heroism and Fantasies
of Empire in James E. McGirt’s Writings

by John Gruesser

Writing the Great War: Ron Rash and Terry Roberts Discuss World War I, the North Carolina German Internment Camp, and the Historical Novel
an interview by Zackary Vernon

"the voice of the shipyard":
Arthur Miller in Wilmington, North Carolina, 1941

by David S. Cecelski
(selected by the editors for a Pushcart nomination)

The Mayor of Biscoe
the 2013 Doris Betts Fiction Prize story
by Claudette Cohen
(selected by the editors for a Pushcart nomination)
art by Jonathan Bowling and Billy Lee

Black Mountain’s Post-Apocalyptic Civil War
in William Forstchen’s
One Second After
by Kathaleen Amende
photography by Karen Neal



2013-2014 Student
Staff Members:

Editorial Assistants

Timothy Buchanan
Ben Hogwood
Justine McClarren


Emma Helen Calow
Erin Elizabeth Emmett
April Modigliani-Estraella
Lindy Sellars
Steven Aaron Smith


Flashbacks: Echoes of Past ISSUES

  • We Can't Get Enough of Some People's Writing
    section introduction by Margaret D. Bauer

    Charles W. Chesnutt and the “province of literature,”
    by Paul Baggett

    the 2013 James Applewhite Poetry Prize poem
    by Susan Laughter Meyers
    (selected by the editors for a Pushcart nomination)
    art by Leah Sobsey

    To Catch a Flight to Arkansas and Ringwood
    two poems by Susan Laughter Meyers
    art by Edward T. Smith

    Performing the South: Lee Smith’s The Last Girls
    by Shirley A. Stave

    Images on Waking and Science Fictions
    two poems by James Applewhite
    art by Richard Fennell, Jeff Kiefer, and Barbara Morgan

    A Hero’s Erran(t)d: The Grotesque, Modern Parody, and Southern Identity in Michael Malone’s Handling Sin,
    by Jordan Stone
    art by Rich Powell

    Two Forms of Escape
    a poem by C.G. Thompson
    art by Leah Sobsey

    After Hours and Shaftesbury
    two poems by Fred Chappell
    art by Andrew Hayes

    Halloween’s Herald of Democracy:
    Allan Gurganus and the Horror Show of American Politics

    by Zackary Vernon
    (selected by the editors for a Pushcart nomination)

    a poem by Glenis Redmond
    (selected by the editors for a Pushcart nomination)
    art by Faustin Dumé and Edouard Duval Carrié

    Leaving My Mother at the Airport
    a poem by Debra Kaufman
    art by Linda Foard Roberts

North Carolina Miscellany

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