I write about the American South's people and places.


I'm the Gulf Coast Correspondent for Southerly, covering ecology, justice and culture from Texas to Florida. Since August 2020, I've been focused on disaster recovery in southwest Louisiana. Find my work compiled here.


As a freelancer, I've written about refugee resettlement in Georgia for the Bitter Southerner; the oil industry and incarceration in Louisiana for Scalawag; and a traveling rabbi serving the South's small-town synagogues for the Oxford American.

I grew up in Atlanta and earned a BA in English with a Creative Writing concentration from Bowdoin College in 2018. I currently live in New Orleans. 


Photo by Philip Kiefer

Contact me:

berlincarly [at] gmail [dot] com