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number 18 2009

cover design Dana Ezzell Gay

cover photography Mary Shannon Johnstone


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"With the theme of North Carolina drama and a redesign, the Review steps to center stage as the most handsome such publication in the state." — Charles Wheeler, Greensboro News & Record

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Olivia Everett
Elizabeth Howland
Nicole Keech
Deborah Welsh


Melanie Gnau
Lauren Hildebran
Christina Mahan
Maggie Rogers
Kelli Shortt


number 18 2009 Contents

North Carolina Drama

  • From the Page to the Stage and Back to the Page
    section introduction by Margaret D. Bauer, Editor
  • "[What] the American Public Needs":
    A Theater of the People"

    an interview with Paul Green by William Howard Rough
  • White Dresses
    a play by Paul Green
    introduced by Margaret D. Bauer
  • Paul Green’s Legacy,
    an essay by Laurence G. Avery
  • Kermit Hunter’s Treasure in the High Country
    by Nancy Spann
  • Finding Clara
    excerpts from a play by June Guralnick
  • Afterword: Dramatic Renderings of the 1929 Loray Mill Strike,
    by Walter Squire

  • Recovering "moral and sexual chaos" in Tennessee Williams’s Clothes for a Summer Hotel
    by Annette J. Saddik
  • An Inimitable Icon: The Inspiration of Zelda Fitzgerald
    by Olivia Everett

  • North Carolina Literary and Historical Association Announces Newly Established Hardee-Rives Drama Award
    by Lorraine Hale Robinson
  • Muscle Men, Tennessee Williams, and the State of Southern Drama: An Interview with Jim Grimsley
    by Gary Richards
  • Mr. Williams and Mr. Universe: Jim Grimsley’s Queer Intertextuality
    by Gary Richards
  • 20th Southern Writers Symposium Celebrates
    North Carolina Writers

    by Rebecca L. Godwin
  • Waiting for Edward: Elizabeth Spencer’s For Lease or Sale
    by Terry Roberts

    A Shining Light in the Piazza
    by Gary Richards

    An Elizabethan Drama
    an afterword by Elizabeth Spencer

  • Lovers
    a play by Richard Krawiec
    photography by Jacquelyn Tait Leebrick
  • Husbands Found Dead
    a play by Kat Meads

    photography by Jacquelyn Tait Leebrick
  • Love Poem, Ignition Switch, and Responsibility
    three plays by Sam Post
    photography by Mary Shannon Johnstone
  • Child of Paradise: A Tribute to Linwood Taylor
    by Bland Simpson
  • Drama Dean Gerald Freedman Receives a
    North Carolina Award for Fine Arts

    by Maggie Rogers
  • Adventures in Musicians’ Theater: 35 Years of
    Roots-Music Shows

    by Bland Simpson
  • "Oh, but she speaks her mind": Good Ol’ Girls from Stage to Screen
    by Olivia Everett
  • Bo Knows Theater and Dancing (and . . . )
    a tribute by Sue Laslie Kimball

Flashbacks: Echoes of the Past

  • Read, Recall, Renew
    section introduction by Margaret D. Bauer, Editor
  • North Carolina’s German Literary Heritage:
    A (Still, Small) Voice Waiting to be Heard

    an essay by M. Luther Stirewalt, Jr.
  • Attic Archives and Homegrown Literary Treasures
    selected by Maggie Rogers
    introduced by Olivia Everett

  • The Substitute
    a poem by James Magorian
    art by James Lancel McElhinney
  • Coup
    a poem by Michael White
  • Listen to the poet read and answer questions about "Coup."


North Carolina Miscellany

  • "North Carolina . . . rich in literary resources"
    section introduction by Margaret D. Bauer, Editor
  • Working with the Wiggle: An Interview with Betty Adcock
    by James Smith
  • Two Poems with One Epigraph, Aegean Notes,
    and White Rhinoceros
    three poems by Betty Adcock
  • Slantwisdom
    a review by Robert West of Betty Adcock’s new poetry collection
  • To Tell, Not To Tell, To Tell It Slant?
    a review by Catherine Carter of three new poetry collections
  • Shape Notes
    a poem by Marty Silverthorne
    art by David Terry
  • The State of Poetry in North Carolina
    a review by Jeffrey Franklin
  • "An Appalachian-in-Exile": Michael Chitwood Receives a Second Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry
    presentation remarks by Michael McFee
  • English Leather Lime
    a poem by Julia Nunnally Duncan
    art by Duy Huynh
  • James Applewhite Inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame
    presentation remarks by Rebecca L. Godwin
  • A Tribute to Doris Betts, Recipient of the
    2008 Roberts Award for Literary Inspiration

    presentation remarks by Maurice C. York
  • The Whales Moved On,
    the 2008 Doris Betts Prize story by Malcolm Campbell
    art by Mike Hoyt
  • Have You Seen Me?
    the 2008 Doris Betts 2nd place story by Gregg Cusick
    photography by Louanne Watley
  • "I am not Kitty Duncan": Two Interviews with Kat Meads
    by Margaret D. Bauer and Liza Wieland
  • William Conescu: Writing Life as it Happens
    an interview by Louisa J. Dang
  • Gothic Realism in Reynolds Price’s Kate Vaiden
    by Peggy Dunn Bailey
  • Literary Inspiration Award to Honor Reynolds Price
    by Elizabeth Howland
  • Crimes Close to Home,
    a review by Art Taylor of John Hart’s North Carolina mysteries
  • Two North Carolina Awards for Literature in 2008
    by Maggie Rogers
  • The Bible Salesman and the Magician
    a review by George Hovis of novels by Clyde Edgerton and Daniel Wallace
  • Virginia "Exile" Lee Smith Inducted into North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame
    presentation remarks by Lucinda H. MacKethan
  • Three Women Writers: Breaching Boundaries
    to Create New Realities

    a review by Joyce Compton Brown
  • A Place of Oaks and Bells: The Hutchinson Building at
    Mills Home, 1946–1948

    an essay by D. Allen Carroll
  • Four New Contributions to Thomas Wolfe Studies
    a review by Wiley Cash
  • In Memorium by Wiley Cash
  • Historian William Stevens Powell Inducted into North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame
    presentation remarks by Jerry Cashion
  • High on the Hog
    a review by Jerry Leath Mills of Holy Smoke
  • 2008 R. Hunt Parker Award Goes to John Ehle
    presentation remarks by Rebecca L. Godwin
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