Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for Arts and Humanities. This Goodly Land: From Sand Mountain to Bayou La Batre.
A dynamic portal through which the world can explore Alabama's diverse literary landscape.
Beck, Jerri, and Anne George, eds. A Baker's Dozen: Contemporary Women Poets of Alabama. Birmingham: Druid Press, 1988.
Includes selected poems with prose introductions by 12 established, plus one budding, poets.
Beidler, Philip D., ed. The Art of Fiction in the Heart of Dixie: An Anthology of Alabama Writers. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1986.
Organized by historical literary time periods, each with a short introduction, and containing biographical sketches of authors such as Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Sara Haardt Mencken, William March, Shirley Ann Grau, Harper Lee, Cecil Dawkins, and Albert Murray.
__________, ed. Many Voices, Many Rooms: A New Anthology of Alabama Writers. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1998.
Same format as preceding entry; fiction by Octavus Roy Cohen, Ralph Ellison, Babs Deal, Helen Norris, Eugene Walter, William Bradford Huie, Margaret Walker, Truman Capote, Mary Ward Brown, Winston Groom, Vicki Covington, Jimmy Buffett, and others.
Caton, Bill. Fighting Words: Words on Writing from 21 of the Heart of Dixie's Best Contemporary Authors. Montgomery: Black Belt Press, 1995.
Interviews, biographical profiles, bibliographies, and literary excerpts for most of Alabama's best-known, nationally published contemporary writers.
Colquitt, James E., ed. Alabama Bound: Contemporary Stories of a State. Livingston: Livingston Press at University of West Alabama, 1995.
An anthology (with information about the writers) of 28 stories.
Going, William T. Essays on Alabama Literature. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1975.
Contains essays dealing with Harper Lee, T.S. Stribling, William March, plus others.
Hammond, Ralph, ed. Alabama Poets: A Contemporary Anthology. Livingston, Ala.: Livingston University Press, 1990.
A collection representing the work of fifty-five contemporary Alabama poets.
See, also: Special Issue, Featuring Alabama Authors, Alabama English 2 (Spring 1990); and
issues of First Draft: The Journal of the Alabama Writers' Forum Alabama Writers' Forum, Alabama State Council on the Arts, 201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, AL 36130-1800).