How have spaces of language learning, both physical and beyond, shaped our perceptions of the South? Connie Li maps the dual processes of word and world making through interregional dialogues, ultimately confronting what it means to speak “standard” English.
Word of Mouth (5)
Daniel Fuller tracks the life and lore of James “Son Ford” Thomas, a legendary blues musician and sculptor from the Mississippi Delta.
How did a rural documentary training program lead to murder? Lina Alam explores the enduring legacy and reverberations of Appalshop, a community film workshop founded in Whitesburg, Kentucky in 1969.
Editor and artist Kristina Kay Robinson mediates on her personal history in New Orleans through the sonic relationships between Sade’s Love Deluxe and bounce music.
Burnaway invites proposals for longform essays, features, and artist projects tied to three editorial themes: Word of Mouth, Belief and Fiction, and Nodes and Networks.