Tayari Jones photographed by Chuck Huru for Auburn Avenue.

issue vi.

the south got more to say...

spring/summer 2019

A Word From The Editors

Welcome to Issue VI.

The American South is such a trip--- so much so that we had to give it another issue. It definitely had more to say. All things considered, what's special about both issues (Issue V. and Issue VI.), is the range of people and ideas displayed. Taking notes from Issue V., we decided to keep some elements the same (Letters to the South), while introducing some new ones (the first published work of autofiction in Auburn Avenue). But we can say, definitively, that this issue continues our journey to cementing our place in the New (new) South---one that is

constantly defining culture, serving soul-nourishing

culinary dishes, producing exceptional art,

and, unfortunately, 

still slow with making progress in many areas.  


Again, the truth is, the South has always had somethin' to say and

Andre 3000's declaration in 1995 was a just mere reminder of that---but more so,

a prophecy for what was to come. 


We hope that the selections resonate with you.


Thank you for your readership. 


---Auburn Avenue Editorial Staff

The Cover

The cover for our Spring/Summer 2019 Issue features 

author Tayari Jones photographed by Chuck Huru for Auburn Avenue.

A Special Thank You To Everyone That Helped to Bring Issue VI. To Life:

Ariana Benson

Emily Bernard

Prince Bush 

Constance Collier-Mercado

teri elam

Chuck Huru

Leah Johnson

I.S. Jones

Tayari Jones

Matthew B. Kelley

Taylor Alyson Lewis

Kimberly S. Love

Aurielle Marie

Tommy Mouton

Joshua Nguyen

Joy Priest

Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Rion Amilcar Scott

Raena Shirali

Malcolm Tariq

Jordan Thompkins

Elaine Wang

De’Shawn Charles Winslow


"A penchant for the past with a promise for the present."

Auburn Avenue is an Atlanta-based, 

biannual online publication showcasing

the intellectual and creative voices 

of people of color.

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