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Southern Spaces
A journal about real and imagined spaces and places of the US South and their global connections

No Place

Union Institute and University
Published July 27, 2004


Poet Minnie Bruce Pratt (1946-2023) reads her poem "No Place," July 9, 2004, on a bridge over the Cahaba River in Bibb County, Alabama.

"No Place" is part of the Poets in Place series, a Research Collaboration in the Humanities initiative funded through Emory University’s Presidential Woodruff Fund, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost. Series producers are Natasha Trethewey and Allen Tullos.


About the Author

Minnie Bruce Pratt's books include The Sound of One Fork (1981), Yours in Stuggle (1984), We Say We Love Each Other (1985), Crime Against Nature (1990), Rebellion: Essays 1980-1991 (1991), S/HE (1995), Walking Back Up Depot Street (1999), and The Dirt She Ate: Selected and New Poems (2003).

Pratt's lecture "When I Say 'Steal,' Who Do You Think Of?" is also available on Southern Spaces.

Cover Image Attribution

Abandoned bridge over the Cahaba River, January 10, 2021. Photograph by Flickr user MK Hardy. Creative Commons license CC BY-ND 2.0.

Cover Image Attribution:

Abandoned bridge over Cahaba. Photography by flickr user MK Hardy. Creative Commons license: CC BY-ND 2.0.