Meet Our Advising Editors

Leigh Anne Couch is the former managing editor of the Sewanee Review. Her poems have appeared in the Western Humanities Review, Shenandoah, Salmagundi, Gulf Coast Review, Cincinnati Review, Carolina Quarterly, and other journals. Her chapbook, Green and Helpless was published by Finishing Line Press, and her first book, Houses Fly Away, was winner of the Zone 3 Press First Book Award. She lives in Tennessee with the writer Kevin Wilson and their sons, Griff and Patch.

John T. Edge has served as director since the founding of the Southern Foodways Alliance in 1999. He holds an M.A. in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi and an M.F.A. in Creative NonFiction from Goucher College. A columnist for Garden & Gun, and The Oxford American, Edge writes frequently for The New York Times. Winner of the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award from the James Beard Foundation, Edge has written or edited more than a dozen books.

Margaret Renkl has published widely in both literary and mainstream magazines. Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Shenandoah, Black Warrior Review, The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, and Women’s Health, among others. She joined Humanities Tennessee in 2009 as editor of, a daily source for literary news, author interviews, and book reviews with a Tennessee focus. She lives in Nashville.

John Jeremiah Sullivan

John Jeremiah Sullivan is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the southern editor of The Paris Review. He writes for GQ, Harper’s Magazine, and Oxford American, and is the author of Blood Horses.