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number 24 2015

featuring
NORTH CAROLINA LITERATURE
IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

cover design Dana Ezzell Gay

cover art Eduardo Lapetina

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2014-2015 Student
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Editorial Assistants

Abigail Hennon
Jimmy Hicks
Brianne Holmes

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Cassidy Carlaccini
Stefani Glavin
Emily Holley
Elizabeth McCarty
Kami Wilson


NCLR 2015 Contents

NORTH CAROLINA LITERATURE IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

Global Influence on the Old North State
issue introduction by Margaret D. Bauer, Editor

  • The readings linked below are from the 2014 North Carolina Writers Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.

A Second Life to Tell the First:
An Interview with Elaine Neil Orr

by Kathryn Stripling Byer

Hear Elaine Neil Orr talk about this interview.
Read the first page here.

  • At Kanati Fork, Alma, and Ivy, Sing Ivory
    three poems by Kathryn Stripling Byer
    art by Damian Stamer

    The Cliffs of Mobenga
    the 2014 Doris Betts Fiction Prize story
    by Laura Herbst
    (selected by the editors for a Pushcart nomination)
    art by Achamyeleh Debela

    In the Mingle of Gods
    a poem by Barbara Conrad
    art by Rick Beck

  • Hear the poet read this poem.

  • Practice and Night Passage
    two poems by Peter Makuck
    art by Jon Kolkin

    Both Souths that I’ve Known:
    An Interview with Monique Truong

    by Kirstin Squint, with Nahem Yousaf

    Read the first page here.

    "the void and the missing":
    History, Mystery, and Throwaway Bodies in
    Monique Truong’s
    Bitter in the Mouth
    by Rachael Price

    Read the first page here.

    Beauty and Affliction
    a poem by Robert W. Hill
    art by Andrew DeShazo

    Hear the poet read this poem.

    Going Again
    a poem by Marylin Hervieux
    (selected by the editors for a Pushcart nomination)
    art by Robert Winkler

    Hear the poet read this poem.

    Randall Jarrell, William Wordsworth,
    and the Abstractions of Modernity

    by James Applewhite

    Read the first page here.

 

The Lost Child and The Deeply Rooted
two poems by James Applewhite
art by Richard Garrison

  • Photo Album
    a poem by Grace C. Ocasio
    art by Clarissa Sligh

    East End, West End
    the 2014 James Applewhite Poetry Prize
    poem by Elizabeth W. Jackson
    (selected by the editors for a Pushcart nomination)
    art by Jeff Kiefer

    Hear James Applewhite read this poem.

  • Paul Green’s South:
    Gothic Modernism in
    The House of Connelly
    by Tanfer Emin Tunc
  • Read the first page here.

  • “competition would be crushed”:
    National and International Threads
    in Charles Chesnutt’s
    The Colonel’s Dream
    by Richard Ellis
  • Read the first page here. 

  • Inspector 17
    a poem by Susan Lefler
    art by Jo Sandman
  • Hear the poet read this poem. 

The Novelist of History:
Using the Techniques of Fiction to Illuminate the Past

by Philip Gerard

Women’s History Month
a poem by Janet Joyner
art by Paris Alexander

Hear the poet read this poem.

The Sweetness of Doing Nothing
a poem by Richard Betz
art by Dean Richard Leary

Hear the poet read this poem.  

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