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November 2015

Poetry Atlanta Presents...Voices Carry, November 30, 2015

You’ve had the turkey, dressing, casseroles, desserts, time with family and friends and all the naps you could manage. But the holiday season isn’t truly underway without the literary festivus that is Poetry Atlanta’s Voices Carry. Come out (or waddle if that’s all you can manage) and take in some of Atlanta’s great female poets as they light the stage with their words, their energy, and above all, excellent poetry. This year’s line up includes Cecilia...

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December 2015

Angela Pulley Hudson, December 1, 2015

In the mid-1840s, Warner McCary, an ex-slave from Mississippi, claimed a new identity for himself, traveling around the nation as Choctaw performer ”Okah Tubbee.” He soon married Lucy Stanton, a divorced white Mormon woman from New York, who likewise claimed to be an Indian and used the name ”Laah Ceil.” Together, they embarked on an astounding, sometimes scandalous journey across the United States and Canada, performing as American Indians for sectarian worshippers, theater audiences, and...

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Valerie J. Frey, December 2, 2015

Heirloom dishes and family food traditions are rich sources of nostalgia and provide vivid ways to learn about our families’ past, yet they can be problematic. Many family recipes and food traditions are never documented in written or photographic form, existing only as unwritten know-how and lore that vanishes when a cook dies. Even when recipes are written down, they often fail to give the tricks and tips that would allow another cook to accurately...

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Ashley Callahan, December 9, 2015

Southern Tufts is the first book to highlight the garments produced by northwestern Georgia’s tufted textile industry. Though best known now for its production of carpet, in the early twentieth century the region was revered for its handtufted candlewick bedspreads, products that grew out of the Southern Appalachian Craft Revival and appealed to the vogue for Colonial Revival–style household goods. Soon after the bedspreads became popular, enterprising women began creating hand-tufted garments, including candlewick kimonos...

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