Found Anew is an anthology of new poetry and prose from writers with strong ties to the Palmetto State that creatively engages with historical photographs found in the digital collections of the University of South Carolina's South Caroliniana Library. In their eclectic approach to ekphrasis--textual response to the visual--editors R. Mac Jones and Ray McManus have recruited an impressive group of poets and fiction writers, including National Book Award-winning poets Terrance Hayes and Nikky Finney (who provides the foreword); their fellow South Carolina Academy of Authors honorees Gilbert Allen, John Lane, Bret Lott, George Singleton, and Marjory Wentworth; Lillian Smith Award-winner Pam Durban, and others.
"The idea for this project is ingenious, and the result kept me mesmerized for hours. These gifted writers can be counted on to surprise and engage no matter the prompt. But otherwise rarely seen and fascinating historic photographs inspiring these particular imaginations—well—it more than doubles the pleasures."—Susan Ludvigson
"It would be enough for Found Anew to be a brilliantly and lovingly conceived and curated, tastefully and splendidly designed book, but it is more than that. It is filled with consistently urgent works of prose and poetry of the highest quality written by a gathering of some of the best writers working in this country today. Finally it features photographs that offer subtle and evocative flashes of South Carolinian history. This book deserves all the superlatives anyone can muster."—Kwame Dawes
Story|Houston: "The Yahoos of Big Sky Country"
Pea River Journal: "Honeysuckles"
The Steel Toe Review: "The Omni"
Real South Magazine: "A Bar in Kingstree"
Black Fox Literary Magazine: "The Weight of It" and Accompanying Author Interview
storySouth: "Lost in the Reeds"
HOOT: "Charcoaled Waters"
The Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review: Selected Nonfiction
Revolution House: Selected Nonfiction
A Few Lines Magazine: "Abandoned"
Postcard Shorts: "Peaking the Maroon Bells"
The Tulane Review: "Bury Your Guilt in Water"
Jasper Magazine: "Swimming Out by the Dam," Winner of One Columbia's "One Book, One Columbia" Award
The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature: Selected Poetry
The Red Poppy Review: Selected Poetry
Yemassee: "There is Also That" an Interview with Ian McEwan
Other Publications and Literary Collaborations
Found Anew: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the South Carolina Digital Collections, "The Art of Telling a Story about a Southern Family Living in a Small Southern Town"
Art from the Ashes: Columbia Artists Respond to the Burning of Their City, "My Heroes Had Never Been Yankees"
The Limelight: A Compedium of Contemporary Columbia Artists: Volume 2, "There's Still Some Room at the Table"
Jasper Magazine: "A Man and His Chickens"
Jasper Magazine: "The Half & Half: When a National Company Goes Local"
Jasper Magazine: "Things Bob Ross Never Taught Me"
Jasper Magazine: "An Award Winning, Quazi-Dystopian Voice" an Interview with Julia Elliott
Jasper Magazine: "A Dystopian World That We Kind of Recognize," a Review of Julia Elliott's The Wilds
Jasper Magazine: A Review of Seven Strong: A South Carolina Poetry Book Prize Reader, edited by Kwame Dawes
Jasper Magazine: A Review of Anonymity by Janna McMahan
The Frank Martin Review: "I Blame Hemingway"
The Columbia Broadside Project: "Muddied Bottoms," An Artist Collaboration with Alex Coco
The Tiny Door Project: "Boots Clomping in the Night," An Artist Collaboration with Amanda Ladymon