Tony Whedon’s essays and poetry have appeared in Agni, American Poetry Review, Harper’s, Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, and over one hundred other literary magazines. He is the author of A Language Dark Enough: Essays on Exile and the recently published poetry collection Things to Pray to in Vermont, both from Mid-List Press. Tony is co-founder of Green Mountains Review out of Vermont’s Johnson State College.


Embarkation

Sapelo Island, the third largest of Georgia’s barrier islands, is estuarial and mysterious: a world that looks to be half-water, half-land, an oozy admixture of sea green and dirt brown. The story goes that when the first slave ship arrived, the African cargo had a collective vision of what lay ahead — a hundred years of slavery, another hundred of Jim Crow — and waded into the Atlantic Ocean and drowned swimming back to Africa. Others arrived and stayed...

Winter 2013 Issue

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