A Deep Southern, Diversified & Re-Imagined Recap of 2022

foster-dickson-20222022 was a year of changes for this middle-aged writer, editor, and teacher. Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 – 2022 school year was hard one, as we all readjusted to relative normalcy. In the spring, a job offer from Huntingdon College came up, and I left BTW Magnet after leading the school’s Creative Writing program for nineteen years. The move also meant that I left the School Garden behind right after we rebuilt and revitalized it, and that I changed jobs just as we got the Mondays of Poetry program up and moving again. Those changes were major for me, but other things stayed constant. level:deepsouth and Nobody’s Home each had a second anniversary, in March and June, respectively. After announcing our year-four winners in March, we announced the theme for the Fitzgerald Museum’s fifth annual Literary Contest in August. Work also continued on the Montgomery Catholic history book, which I began in 2019. (It will be published for the school’s anniversary in fall 2023.) It has been a productive year and one with a new trajectory. Now, as 2022 comes to a close, here is a recap of what has been published here this year:


level:deepsouth turns two. (March)

Congratulations to the winners of the Fitzgerald Museum’s Literary Contest: “Radiant Hour” (March)

Local Events for National Poetry Month, April 2022 (March)

The Open Submissions Period for Nobody’s Home (April)

Short Essay: “Happy, Happy” (April)

Twelve Years of Unapologetically Eclectic Pack Mule-ing (April)

A Moveable Feast: A Revival, a Donation . . . and a New Start? (May)

The End of an Era: Leaving BTW Magnet (June)

Alabamiana: Professor Charles L. Floyd, 1858 – 1924 (July)

The Fitzgerald Museum’s annual Literary Contest and Zelda Award (August)

A Quick Tribute to “Mountain Man” Bill McKinney (August)

Unencumbered (September)

The Huntingdon Library’s Mini-Conference: “Good Trouble” (October)

The horror! The horror! (November)

The Environment in the News (November)

and published in level:deepsouth :

Lollapalooza ’92 (August)


Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen

Sky Above, Great Wind by Kazuaki Tanahashi

and published in “Groundwork,” the editor’s blog for Nobody’s Home:

Media-Made Dixie (1986) by Jack Temple Kirby

The Omni-Americans (1970) by Albert Murray

One South (1982) by John Shelton Reed

Cathedrals of Kudzu (2000) by Hal Crowther

The Politics of White Rights (2018) by Joseph Bagley


The Great Watchlist Purge of 2022

The Great Watchlist Purge of 2022: A Late Summer Progress Report

The Great Watchlist Purge of 2022: Fin

and published in “Groundwork,” the editor’s blog for Nobody’s Home:

“Migratuse” on Monograph on PBS

Hillbilly (2019)

“Sapelo” on America ReFramed on PBS

The Downing of a Flag on PBS

Southern Movies

Crossroads (1986)

Another Black History Month Sampler

The Chamber (1996)

Dead Man Walking (1995)

The Porky’s Trilogy (1980s)

Deliverance (1972)

Macabre (1980)

Bucktown (1975)

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