- Notes on Contributors
Jack B. Bedell is a professor of English and coordinator of creative writing at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also edits Louisiana Literature and directs the Louisiana Literature Press. His latest collections are Bone-Hollow, True: New & Selected Poems (2013), Call & Response (2010), Come Rain, Come Shine (2006), What Passes for Love (2001), and At the Bonehouse (1998), all published by Texas Review Press (a member of the Texas A&M Press Consortium).
Angela Jill Cooley is an assistant professor of history at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She researches issues related to food culture, food access, and civil rights in the American South. The University of Georgia Press will publish her first book, To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South, this spring.
Jay Dean has been the music director and conductor of the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra since 1988. During his tenure the orchestra has grown into a university ensemble that has earned a distinguished national reputation. He has conducted concerts featuring world-renown soloists such as Plácido Domingo, Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Sir James Galway, Joshua Bell, Denyce Graves, Nadja Salerno-Sonenberg, Jean Pierre Rampal, Christopher Parkening, Edgar Meyer, Roberta Peters, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles, and Ricky Skaggs. He has also guest conducted many orchestras in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.
Laura Dubek is a professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University. Her literary criticism has appeared in African American Review, MELUS, Mississippi Quarterly, Southern Literary Journal, and Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Her most recent publication is a chapter on Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X in Prison Narratives from Boethius to Zana (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2014). She is currently working on an edited collection of essays that will include an interview with Julian Bond: Living Legacies: Literary Responses to the Civil Rights Movement.
Malaika Favorite is a visual artist and writer. Her poetry, fiction, and articles appear in numerous anthologies and journals, including: you say. say (Uphook P, 2009), hell strung and crooked (Uphook P, 2010), Hurricane Blues (Southeast Missouri State UP, 2006), Louisiana Literature, and Big Muddy. Her artwork can be found in major US art collections and is featured in Art: African American (U of California P, 1994), Black Art in Louisiana (U of Southwestern Louisiana P, 1989) and the St. James Guide to Black Artists (St. James P, 1997). She received the Louisiana Literature Prize for Poetry in 2005 and has published two collections of poetry: Illuminated Manuscript (New Orleans Poetry Journal P, 1991) and Dreaming at the Manor (Finishing Line P, 2014).
Ann Fisher-Wirth is the author of four books of poems, most recently Dream Cabinet (Wings P, 2012). She coedited (with Laura-Gray Street) the groundbreaking The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity UP, 2013). Her poems appear widely and have received numerous awards. Her current project is a collaborative poetry/photography manuscript, Mississippi, with Maude Schuyler Clay. She teaches at the University of Mississippi, where she also directs the environmental studies minor.
Jan Nordby Gretlund is senior lecturer at the Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark. He is the author of Eudora Welty’s Aesthetics of Place (Odense UP, 1994) and Frames of Southern Mind (UP of Southern Denmark, 1998). He has edited eight books on Southern literature and culture, including Still in Print: The Southern Novel Today [End Page 196] (USCP, 2010). In the fall of 2014 he published a collection titled Heads on Fire: Essays on Southern Fiction (U of South Denmark P).
Andrew P. Haley, an associate professor at The University of Southern Mississippi, is the James Beard Award-winning author of Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880-1920 (U of North Carolina P, 2011). He is currently working on a book on children and dining in the early twentieth century and is the project director for the Mississippi Community Cookbook Project, an online repository of Southern community cookbooks published at mscommunitycookbooks.usm.edu.
Julie Kane’s most recent poetry collections are Rhythm & Booze (U of Illinois P, 2003), a National Poetry Series winner; Jazz Funeral (Story Line P, 2009), which...