More poetry from the fight for racial equality – Ed Madden’s “Confederates”

Ed Madden’s poem for the rally against the Confederate flag reminds us of his earlier poem “Confederates,” which appeared in Signals (2008).  The poem is set just months before the 2000 removal of the flag from the South Carolina statehouse dome.  “Confederates” offers a poet’s take on the historical and cultural context of the move of [...]

A History of Storms: An Interview With James McTeer

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By Susan Tekulve James McTeer grew up in the shadow of legendary storms. A native of Beaufort, South Carolina, he was six when Hurricane Hugo hit, and ten when the Storm of the Century blew through. He grew up deep in the balmy South, where winds could peel the roof off his family’s house in [...]