Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dark Places of the Earth

Here's a short piece I wrote about Jonathan Bryant's new book, Dark Places of the Earth, which documents the incredible story of the slave ship Antelope. It's a fascinating story that Bryant calls the "most important Supreme Court case you've never herd of." It involves a slave ship that was captured off the Florida coast and brought to the port of Savannah in 1820. When the captives disembarked only 258 of the original 331 had survived and, even more shockingly, the median age of the captives was 14 years old—nearly half were between five and ten. The story is a precursor to the Amistad case and involves historical figures such as John Quincy Adams and Francis Scott Key. Bryant and I talked for almost an hour and a half over beers and I was more than happy to be able to write about it. It's a vitally important piece of American history that hasn't previously received the exposure it deserves.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Flannery O'Connor Parade and Local Author Day

I've been immortalized on the cover of the paper with a Flannery O'Connor book in my hand. It was for the Flannery O'Connor Parade and Street Fair, which also coincided with Local Author Day. I couldn't be happier.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Whitfield Lovell, Deep River

Here's a piece I wrote recently on the amazing artist Whitfield Lovell's exhibition, Deep River. Really wonderful guy and a truly unique human being and artist.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Atlantic Monthly, The Weeping Time

Here's an article I wrote for The Atlantic on the largest slave auction ever documented on American soil. It's an incredible story and one of those histories that's remained "hidden" for far too long. The article is a direct result of the neighborhood walking tour I took as part of Step Up Savannah's Neighborhood Leadership Academy. I'm also very much indebted to Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson and Dr. Martha Keber for their input and help with the piece.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon

Here's a short piece I wrote on the new exhibition up at the Jepson Center, Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon. I've always found Marilyn Monroe to be a fascinatingly tragic figure. I wish I could have written more on her.

Monday, January 27, 2014

PULSE Art + Technology Festival & Armstrong 2-D National Competition Exhibition

Here are a couple of art pieces I wrote for the Savannah Morning News. One is for the PULSE Art + Technology Festival and the other is for the Armstrong University 2-D National Competition Exhibition. Both good shows. The above image, done by Horace Williams, ran on the cover. Really dig his stuff.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Playboy, Savannah Haunts

Here's a piece I wrote recently for Playboy.  It's for their Never Sleep guide on Savannah for the Autumn Halloween season.  It was edited considerably and they took out some of the bits I thought were clever, but whatever.  It's still Playboy I guess.

Monday, October 7, 2013

DeepSpeaks! Article in Savannah Morning News

Here's an article I wrote back in May for the Savannah Morning News about the DeepSpeaks! event, the end-of-the semester reading the kids do from the Deep workshops I've been co-teaching.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Deep Kids

Been working as a writing fellow co-teaching an after-school creative writing class for the last few months for Deep Kids. Really great organization and great experience.