where the writers are
Surreal South
Surreal South
Not available.

Pinckney gives an overview of the book:

"Welcome to the dream world. What you are about to encounter is the unfiltered stuff of the dream, and that is wild, terrifying, provocative, and unsettling material. In this volume, some of the best living Southern writers are offering up a feast of their dreams, wonderful and awful in equal measure, for you to enjoy. These dream stories and poems will tell you what you have always known, but what you are too afraid to say out loud in the full light of day: that we are a race of chimeras, beings made up of the incompatible parts of innumerable mutually antagonistic creatures. Our pieces do not fit together. We are, when we¿re willing to tell the truth about ourselves, surreal at our hearts. Welcome to the Surreal South. "from the back cover
Read full overview »

"Welcome to the dream world. What you are about to encounter is the unfiltered stuff of the dream, and that is wild, terrifying, provocative, and unsettling material. In this volume, some of the best living Southern writers are offering up a feast of their dreams, wonderful and awful in equal measure, for you to enjoy. These dream stories and poems will tell you what you have always known, but what you are too afraid to say out loud in the full light of day: that we are a race of chimeras, beings made up of the incompatible parts of innumerable mutually antagonistic creatures. Our pieces do not fit together. We are, when we¿re willing to tell the truth about ourselves, surreal at our hearts. Welcome to the Surreal South. "
from the back cover

pinckney-benedict's picture

My first anthology, coedited with my wife, the novelist Laura Benedict. Promises to be the first in an ongoing biennial anthology series.

About Pinckney

Pinckney Benedict grew up on his family's dairy farm Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

He has published two collections of short fiction (Town Smokes and The Wrecking Yard) and a novel (Dogs of God), all of which were named “Notable Books” by...

Read full bio »