Pull up a seat and stay a while. Pull up a turnip and send me home again. Penitence and pulled pork. You and I are sitting in a clay lot eating boiled peanuts, unassailed by the world at large but wary of the dangers across the road. The world is too large, and the briny dirt crustaceans remind us of ourselves. That’s not Southern Gothic.

Jeremy Ray Jewell is from Jacksonville, Florida. He has an MA in History of Ideas from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts Boston.


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