Southern Cultures

Edited by Harry L. Watson, UNC Chapel Hill, and Marcie Cohen Ferris, UNC Chapel Hill

Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 24, 2018

Size: 7” x 10”, average length 125 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1068-8218


UNC Press joins with the UNC Center for the Study of the American South in publishing Southern Cultures. Founded by John Shelton Reed, this award-winning journal explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, and art of the South. Each issue includes articles and essays; reviews of books, museum exhibitions, films, and sound recordings; and regular features, such as “South Polls,” which present public opinion polls on topics of regional interest. For more information, visit the Southern Cultures website.

Malinda Maynor Lowery is an associate professor in the Department of History and is director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Marcie Cohen Ferris is associate professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Harry L. Watson and Marcie Cohen Ferris

Executive Editor

Ayse Erginer

Deputy Editor

Emily Wallace

Associate Editor

Emma Calabrese

Poetry Editor

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Music Editor

Aaron Smithers

Scholarly Outreach

Kathy Roberts

Multimedia Editor

Ashley Melzer



Editorial Assistants

Marina Greenfeld

Mitra Norowzi

Madison Schaper

Editorial Fellow

Katharine Henry

Founding Editor

John Shelton Reed

Table of Contents

Summer 2018

Front Porch
by Harry L. Watson

De-Located Yankees
Brad Watson, David Sedaris, and Growing Up Northern in the South, 1965–1983
by Brian Glover

Photo Essay

Sacred Spaces
A Look Inside the Home of Harlem Renaissance Poet Anne Spencer
Photographs by John M. Hall, Introduction by Jeffery Beam

Rebecca Cushman, Mountain Gal
by Michael McFee

Beyond Grits and Gravy

Seasoned Punks
An Education in Cast Iron From the South’s Greatest Unknown Punk Trio
by André Gallant

Upbeat Down South

“Release Your Wiggle”
Big Freedia’s Queer Bounce
by Christin Marie Taylor

“Life Gets Heavy”
Blues Tourism in Clarksdale, Mississippi
by Clay Motley

Babylon Is Falling
The State of the Art of Sweetgrass Basketry
by Dale Rosengarten

From Georgia Peach to Art Historian
Reflections on a Southern Jewish Childhood
by Gail Levin

Not Forgotten

Masters of What Would Not Be Discussed
by Dawne Shand

Mason-Dixon Lines

American Honey
Poetry by Joy Priest

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