MONOLOGUE#5: Pool Halls and Mayor’s Courts

An 85-year old man in a camouflage hunting cap.  He sits in a rocker smoking a pipe as he speaks with a thick Mississippi accent. Kosciusko, Mississippi, 2015. ******* I’m gonna tell you about something that happened just about one block off the square to the west. There was a pool hall down there behind … Continue reading MONOLOGUE#5: Pool Halls and Mayor’s Courts

MONOLOGUE #4: Southern Subjectivity

A 35-year woman at a Manhattan dinner party. She wears pearls, sparkling earrings, and a jade silk dress. ******** I’m always happy when something strikes me as “Southern.” My sister works in a retirement home in Ridgeland, Mississippi. A 95-year old resident gave her a little frosted-plastic, crystal-looking Christmas tree to sit on her mantle. … Continue reading MONOLOGUE #4: Southern Subjectivity