This week, weekly lit journal The Offending Adam has been presenting writing specifically from or about Tuscaloosa, in light of the catastrophic damage wrought there by tornado. In the editors’ words:
This week, The Offending Adam pauses our usual publication schedule for a specific and important purpose. We are presenting a week of writing on Tuscaloosa. You will see from this collection of writing from people connected to Tuscaloosa that Tuscaloosa is boozy, ghostly, quiet, funny, sad; it is the seasons, a mythic place, the trunk of a car, red clay, a hammer, a bird, bratty sometimes, a train spike, a blurry view, bridges, an escape, a purgatory; that it is graceful, and it is lordly. That it is not gone. I know that Tuscaloosa may be broken and that Tuscaloosa may be bruised but that Tuscaloosa will recover. And that it will recover with our help.
If you haven’t read TOA yet, you should head on over and let this be your introduction. You should also take advantage of the like TOA offers to this site, where you will find plenty of options to donate material or monetary support to the victims. If you prefer, they also offer a link to the Red Cross.