GOOD FOLK

Good Folk
Good Folk is a newsletter about people and stories, with a particular focus on stories of rural America and the American South.
Created 22 Mar 2021
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  • Looking Back
    20 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 1 1
    Hi Folks, The last three weeks I have been held in the kind of depressive episode I haven’t experienced in years. I say this because I think it is important to be honest about these kinds of things, b...
  • Resource Roundup #26
    17 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Are you from a rural community or the American South? Share your story with us to be published in an upcoming newsletter! If you haven’t read it yet, I’ve been revisiting The Dark Mountain Project’s m...
  • Resource Roundup #25
    03 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Are you from a rural community or the American South? Share your story with us to be published in an upcoming newsletter! Hello hello folks, and happy Friday. I would also like to welcome everyone aro...
  • I insist on being shocked
    30 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Hi Folks, Recently I read the following quote by Toni Morrison and I have been thinking about it ever since: “I insist on being shocked. I am never going to become immune. I think that’s a kind of fai...
  • A collaborative poem, #2
    15 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hi Folks, I so enjoyed our collaborative poem last time (see here if you have not read it yet), that I want to do another one. If you did not participate in the last one, the way this works is as foll...
  • Resource Roundup #24
    12 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 1
    Are you from a rural community or the American South? Share your story with us to be published in an upcoming newsletter! It’s Friday and warm and sunny here. I have been writing more in the last two ...
  • Hell and High Water
    09 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Folks, This past weekend, the tide in my hometown of Charleston, South Carolina rose and flooded the city, tying it for the 10th highest tide on record. It was also marked as the highest tide we have ...
  • You Can Never Go Back
    02 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    You feel it first in your fingertips. It tingles. The thought of returning. The thought of seeing it all again the way you once did. From there, it spreads. It is your feet, the memory of bare grass b...
  • Resource Roundup #23
    29 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Are you from a rural community or the American South? Share your story with us to be published in an upcoming newsletter! Well, long time no see. That’s all my fault, and I apologize. I took on a new ...
  • Music As Inspiration
    25 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Hi Folks, I am SO excited today to have guest author Marcus Amaker in the newsletter today. Marcus is the Poet Laureate of Charleston (the city’s first!), a 2021 Academy of American Poets fellow, a mu...
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