Issue 5, Spring 1995

Issue 5, Spring 1995

“At any rate, I’m now the publisher. Though I'm still not sure what this means exactly, I do know these things: 1. The Oxford American is not going away; 2. We are even more determined to become the South's first major general interest magazine.” — John Grisham, “Publisher's Note”

Features by Carry Holladay, James Tighe, and Barry Hannah. Photographs by William Eggleston. Introducing special departments including Humor, Southern Music, Southern Books, Southern Bestsellers, Southern Travel, Southern Video, Southern Art, Southern Scenes, Funnies, and Verse.


The Belle Glade 
by Cary Holladay

With Osceola 
by James Tighe

I Taste Like a Sword 
by Barry Hannah


By William Eggleston


She Was Young, I was Restless
by Scott Morris

Mrs. Myra Lizzie Williams
by Tony Earley



Elvis’s blacksmith • Deep-fried hamburgers • Blind melon’s dad • Emus and the killer’s ‘hood


Don’t Laugh, American 
by Clyde Edgerton

You Don’t Want to Go Home Again 
by John Fergus Ryan

The Lost Diary of Thadeus Hawkbury, C.S.A 
by Jeff Baker

Southern Music

New Releases by R.E.M., the Connells, Nanci Griffith, Blue Mountain, the JudyBats and Sugar Blue

Southern Books

Last Train to Memphis (Peter Guralnick)
by Charles Taylor

Cobb: A Biography (Al Stump) 
by Allen Barra

Southern Bestsellers

A survey of what Southerners are reading.

Southern Travel

Calico Rock, Arkansas
by Linda Peal White

Southern Video

Nervous White Bot 
by Sid Scott

Southern Art

John McCrady’s Dream 
by Tom Payne

Southern Scenes

by Barry Root


The Narcotics murders
by P. Revess


Lost Nixon Tape 
by J.E. Pitts

Cover by Gérard