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Interview: Ashley M. Jones

December 14, 2017 by


The story is that Birmingham, Alabama, was growing so quickly that it earned the nickname “The Magic City.” I first heard the epithet while living in Mobile and listening to Sun Ra’s 1966 recording of the same name. John Szwed has written that the name of the record was a way for Sun Ra to […]

Interview: Emma Bolden

August 22, 2017 by


It’s been a privilege to read Emma Bolden’s work for a decade now and a pleasure to be continually surprised by it. On the rare occasions someone asks me about poets they should read or poets from Alabama, she’s likely the first I mention. I love the frequently haunted personae of her poems, often women […]

Little Billboards #51–60

March 28, 2014 by


Check out Little Billboards #51–60 here. New Little Billboards will be going up today. As always, thanks for reading and listening!

Little Billboards #1–10

July 7, 2013 by


First, a big thanks to our readers and subscribers. In an attempt not to invade your inboxes daily, I’ve kept the Little Billboards updated on the site and will only post updates when I collect a group of them together. Sure, it’d be real cool if folks checked out the new one every day, but, […]

The Goading: Breeders’ Theatre

May 15, 2013 by


I’ve always enjoyed creating prompts, but more often than not get stuck somewhere in the middle of the response. I feel like if I don’t find the piece in the first draft that I am left lost in the dig. “The Goading” is helping to shine a light on it. I was listening to an […]

The Goading: Accidental Lyrics

May 9, 2013 by


Eric and I decided to test the idea by goading each other. His prompt and my response follow. Send us your responses to the prompt. (See our explanation for this column here): MyTunes Remix              a. Open iTunes and view your songs according to artist.              b. Sort them randomly.              c. Use […]