192 pp., 7.75 x 10, notes
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4027-3
Published: July 2018
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In an interview with Allan Gurganus, Zackary Vernon asks the writer about political events that put North Carolina “in the news.” In his essay, Bland Simpson expresses his concern about the state’s water resources and beaches in an era of over-population, deregulation, and climate change denial. To both of these writers, activism on behalf of the state they love is not a choice for any of us. They remind us to protect the places we and vacationers to our state enjoy from those who would selfishly exploit our treasures for immediate profit with little thought for future generations.
Other essays in the issue examine the evolving ending of Paul Green’s The Lost Colony, the first and longest-running outdoor drama in the country; the influence of the Transcendentalists on Elizabeth City newspaperman W.O. Saunders; and, in the Flashbacks section of the issue, former North Carolina Poet Laureate Fred Chappell’s analyses of the internationally set novels of Angela Davis-Gardner and tributes to Allan Gurganus given at the 2017 North Carolina Writers Conference. Spread throughout the issue, readers will find the winners and finalists of NCLR’s three creative writing contests, the Doris Betts Fiction Prize competition sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network, the James Applewhite Poetry Prize, and the Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize.
About the Author
Margaret D. Bauer is the Rives Chair of Southern Literature and Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She has edited the North Carolina Literary Review since 1997.
For more information about Margaret D. Bauer, visit the Author Page.