Thursday, November 5, 2009

At Last, I'm a Mule

According to tradition, true Southern literature must always have at least one dead mule. If you have to ask why, you probably aren't truly Southern. Based in Chapel Hill, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature began in 1995 as a print magazine, funded in part by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. It has since gone to an online webzine format, publishing poetry, fiction, and essays.

I first met Helen Losse, the poetry editor, through Facebook, and have since heard her read a couple of Poetry Hickory events. After reading through the website for the publication, which required a "Southern Legitimacy Statement" with submissions, I sent in some of my poems--three of which went live today.

You can check them out on the Dead Mule's poetry page. Who knows? You might be a mule too.

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