Who’d have thought that an essay about New Orleans would find a home in the inaugural issue of the Long Island Literary Journal?

“Gumbo” reflects on the idea that my Long Island, New York roots might be a factor in my ambivalence about the south. Still, New Orleans redeems itself with a non-stop array of fantastic food. And that’s worth the drawl, y’all.

Read “Gumbo” here.


About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including two monographs in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London: "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," and "Virginia Woolf as Memoirist." My personal essays have been published in more than sixty literary journals and can be followed on my blog:
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