I was among the dwarves over in Alabama at the school, where almost everybody dies early. There is a poison in Tuscaloosa that draws souls towards the low middle. Hardly anybody has honest work. Queers full of backbiting and rumors set the tone. Nobody has ever missed a meal. Everybody has about exactly enough courage to jaywalk or cheat a wife or friend with a quote from Nietzsche on his lips.
Barry Hannah, “Ride, Fly, Penetrate, Loiter” in Captain Maximus
Barry Hannah, "the Dean of Southern literature," wasn't much on interviews. His earlier life had been tempestuous and he'd grown tired of living down the stories of revelry and excess. But in what is perhaps Hannah's last interview, he consented to talk with his longtime friend, Bookmark host, Don Noble. To watch the interview click here.