“I have never insisted violently on my Southerness, as a writer, because being a Southerner is for me quite literally as natural as breathing. But just the same if there is going to be an all-Southern number I almost feel like insisting that I must be in it.” 

- Katherine Anne Porter, on the prospect of being included in the April 1935 issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review which featured “The Grave.”

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