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number 28 2019


cover art Barbara Tyroler

cover design Dana Ezzell Lovelace


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2018-2019 Student Staff

Assistant Editor
Angela Love

Editorial Assistants
Cody Pollard
Michael Ryan Smith

Dylan Newitt Allen
Alyssa Coleman
Jordan Crawford
Alexis Gadzinski
Melissa Glen
Susie Hedley
Max Kilgore
Tay Peed
Zak Sheppard
Georgia Wieland-Stanford

NCLR 2019 Contents [print issue due out in july]


Leaving Home to Return Home:
Writing North Carolina Homeplace
from the Particular to the Universal,
an Interview with Stephanie Powell Watts
by DeLisa D. Hawkes and Maia L. Butler 

“Wildness Was Nothing to Admire”:
African American Environmental Thought and the Importance of Place in Stephanie Powell Watts’s
No One is Coming to Save Us
an essay by Jessica Cory 

Fable in the Storm, To the Island, and To Home
three poems by Amber Flora Thomas

“Seeing the Opportunity in Tomorrow”:
An Interview with Jason Mott
an interview by Jennifer Larson

a poem by Kevin Dublin

Glenis Redmond: Poet, Teaching Artist, Griot 
an interview by Lisa Sarasohn 

Dreams Speak: My Father’s Words
and Every One of My Names 
two poems by Glenis Redmond 

A Visitation with Randall Kenan 
an interview by George Hovis 

Bombingham, 1963 
a poem by L. Teresa Church

"Let Them Be Black and Beautiful":
The Black Southerner’s Grasp at Self-Respect in C. Eric Lincoln’s
The Avenue, Clayton City 
an essay by Francine L. Allen 

Looking for Charles 
an essay by Jennifer Harding

Aun’ Peggy: Charles Chesnutt’s Vampire Slayer? 
an essay by Trudier Harris  

Disembodied Intimacies and Shadows of True Womanhood: Reclaiming Agency in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl  
an essay by Ashley Burge

The Literary Friendship of George Moses Horton and Caroline Lee Hentz 
an essay by Patrick E. Horn  

“The Verses from our Pen to Him Belong”:
National Identity in the Political Homages
of George Moses Horton

an essay by Justin Williams 




The 2019 issues of the North Carolina Literary Review are supported, in part, by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.



A Literary Scholar and a Surrogate Granddaughter Contemplate the Life and Work of Zoe Kincaid Brockman

Lyrical Journalism, Investigative Poetry
by Rebecca Duncan

Remembering Grandmother Zoe
by Lyn Triplett

A Calling, Travelers, and April in October
three poems by James Applewhite

the 2018 James Applewhite Poetry Prize
poem by Catherine Carter

How Rhodon the Tutor Prepared Cleopatra’s Son and In my yard are henbit
two poems by J.S. Absher

Girl Praxis
a poem by Nilla Larsen



Leander’s Lies
the 2018 bAlex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize
essay by Nancy Werking Poling

a poem by Sally Thomas

Landscape with Death and Birth
the 2018 Linda Flowers Literary Award
essay by Jennifer Brown

Smoke and Oreos
a poem by Gwen Holt

a poem by Melinda Thomsen

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