Monthly Archives: October 2009

Norma White Dead

Sad news. Thanks to Kevin Stewart off Facebook for the link. Her husband of course, was The Dancing Outlaw, Jesco White.  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In a West Virginia-produced film about them, Jesco “The Dancing Outlaw” White and his wife Norma … Continue reading

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Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mothers


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Still: Literature of the Mountain South

Here’s a magazine and a notion that’s sure to become a favorite. Celebrate the inaugural issue of Still, edited by Silas House (fiction) Marianne Worthington (poetry) and Jason Howard (nonfiction). From their ‘about the name’ page: About our name . … Continue reading

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Leveling Appalachia

Link courtesy of Endless Emendation. During the last two decades, mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia has destroyed or severely damaged more than a million acres of forest and buried nearly 2,000 miles of streams. Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal … Continue reading

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Rosanne Griffeth's Errid and Delilah, fiction

Some nights, running his rig down Highway 25 through Hot Springs, Errid would go past the brown brick building. He’d glance to see if any lights glowed in the three trailers out back, like maybe she still worked there. Maybe … Continue reading

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Karl Koweski's Holly Go Darkly, fiction

When I cup my palm against my mouth I can smell her on me.  A not unpleasant odor that instills a desire for more.  I stand in the bathroom of an almost expensive hotel.  There’s enough light bulbs above the … Continue reading

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