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Salvation South

The Poetry Is Survival T-shirt

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Discover the essence of Southern resilience and history woven into the fabric of our latest offering: the "In the South, Poetry Is a Form of Survival" T-shirt. Inspired by the profound words of Appalachian poet Annie Woodford, this T-shirt celebrates the enduring spirit of Southern poetry as a testament to survival, memory, and the unbreakable connection to the land and its history. Crafted for those who carry the legacy of the South's rich poetic tradition, this T-shirt is more than just apparel—it's a declaration of the power of words to preserve, protest, and honor the voices of the past. Made from high-quality materials, it's designed to be as enduring and resilient as the poetry it honors. Perfect for Poetry Month or any day you want to carry the soul of the South close to your heart. Priced at $29, it's an invitation to embrace the narrative of survival and the beauty of expression that defines Southern poetry.

This shirt is loosely constructed and made with 100% heavyweight ringspun cotton, so it’s super comfortable all year long. The image is printed by hand on the front of the shirt with water based pigment inks  

Printed by hand in a tiny red barn in Georgia. 


  • 100% ringspun cotton
  • preshrunk soft washed garment dyed fabric
  • twill taped shoulder-to-shoulder 
  • set-in sleeves 
  • double needle stitched sleeves and bottom hem 
  • 1 ribbed collar with double needle topstitched neckline
  • Our orders generally ship within 3-5 business days.
Weight: 6.1 Oz
S 27" 37" 8"
M 28.5" 41" 8.25"
L 30" 45" 9"
XL 31.5" 49" 9.5"
2XL 32.75" 53" 9.75"
3XL 33" 56" 9.75"


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Chuck Reece, former editor of The Bitter Southerner and voice of the award-winning The Bitter Southerner Podcast, spins some tales so good they'll make you want to say grace with a Southern drawl and eat a tomato sandwich. We also have some of the South's best writers and artists contributing their talents to our publication. Come to Salvation South for stories that make you feel good about being Southern and sometimes think a little bit about how to make the South even better.
Stacy Reece, Chief Product Officer at Salvation South, has had her work featured in Okra Magazine and the Southern Living BlogShe makes our products from the highest quality materials right here in Georgia. She also owns Down South House & Home, where you can find even more home good and apparel, along with her own blog. We double dog dare you to find a higher quality product. 

We stand behind the quality of our products and promise you that if you are unsatisfied, we will move heaven and earth to make you happy.