Honey Bunches of (Joyce Carol) Oates

In cased you missed it, author Joyce Carol Oates retweeted a photo of a banner at Mississippi State University that featured Mississippi author William Faulkner and said, “So funny! If Mississippians read, Faulkner would be banned.”

If you’ve lived here long enough or know anything about southern literary history, you know that Mississippians read, and some of us even write! Of course, her tweet created a firestorm on Twitter with more than 1,200 replies. Here are some of the highlights.




Jesmyn Ward had one of the best responses to Oates’ tweet:

And lot of people replied with this photo from the Mississippi, Believe It campaign: