By the end of 2019, I could tell that it was time to re-arrange the mental furniture and start something new. The problem at the time was: I didn’t know what that something-new would be. So, I’ve spent the last few months making lists of ideas, working out what it would take to accomplish them, and striking off the ones that weren’t feasible . . . a process yielded this one.
level:deepsouth will be a constantly growing and evolving online anthology about what it means to be a part of Generation X in the Deep South. Right now, the project is only baby steps past its inception – the site is mapped in a basic form, there is barely any content – and I’m making a call for submissions. If you were born between 1965 and 1980 and grew up in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee, you should consider writing about the experience back then and since then, and sending it in. To learn more about how and what to do, click on that red word “submissions” in the middle of this paragraph.
Foster’s posts on Welcome to Eclectic about being a GenXer in the Deep South:
“And he said, My name’s Johnny and it might be a sin . . .” from October 2019
“Alabamiana: The House of Judah, 1991” from February 2019
“‘Scarred but Smarter’: A Drivin’ N Cryin’ documentary (2012)” from December 2018
“The Boxes in the Attic: A Love Story” from January 2018
“On the Edgy Edge of Edginess” from May 2017
“Alabamiana: Wedowee, 1994” from February 2017
“Where did twenty years go?” from December 2016
“How Cool It Was— Back Then” from January 2013