Tayari Jones photographed by Chuck Huru for Auburn Avenue.
the south got more to say...
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,
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 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:
Matthew B. Kelley
Taylor Alyson Lewis
Kimberly S. Love
Maurice Carlos Ruffin
Rion Amilcar Scott
De’Shawn Charles Winslow