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

Mobile, Alabama images

Mobile, Alabama: Outdoor Table and Chair, Mobile, Alabama The building in the background is the twenty-eight-story Riverview Plaza Hotel. View from the USS Alabama A World War II battleship, the...

The Shenandoah Valley

...quest of a passage also. In the moment of their junction, they rush together against the mountain, rend it asunder, and pass off to the sea." The Valley's natural resources,...

Tuscaloosa: Riversong

...on my songs. 2. DeSoto speaks I have seen him before all over the world. This Indian, this Tuscaloosa, this red man with the black name dares to think he...

Birdhouses

Introduction When we examine a nest, we place ourselves at the origin of confidence in the world. —Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space1Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space (New York:...

I Find Joy In the Cemetery Trees

I find joy in the cemetery trees. Their roots are in our hearts. In their leaves the soul of another century is in ascension. I hear the rustling of their...

Vestibule

...that is what you say. What I know is what is sacred. Lord of this other world, let me recall that night. Let me again hear how our whispered exclamations...

#209, Long Meter

1) We are a garden walled around,    Chosen and made peculiar ground,    A little spot enclosed by grace    Out of the world’s wild wilderness.   2) Like...