Monthly Archives: November 2010

EPA's Choice This Week: Crucify Appalachia or Stand Up to Big Coal Lobby

Some things should go with­out say­ing, but they don't. After forty years of reck­less dev­as­ta­tion and crim­i­nal vio­la­tions, the fate of clean water and human rights in the Appalachi­an coal­fields is now in the hands of Lisa Jack­son. Novem­ber 29, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Poems by Mather Schneider

BIGFOOT Mrs. Robin­son had lived in those Arkansas hills every one of her 74 years. When she was 16 she was fright­ened half to death by a large, mys­te­ri­ous ani­mal print in the sand by the creek. She had nev­er … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Two Poems by Lara Konesky

I was kind of think­ing i could kill you and let your ghost fuck me in the ass i've vir­tu­al­ly seen you around here com­ment­ing wit­ti­cisms and mak­ing me lol i was kind of think­ing i could kill you and let … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Poems from Mather Schneider

POEM ON MY 35th BIRTHDAY When I was a kid we lived in the coun­try and I would take long walks on sum­mer nights to a small pond by an old, unused barn. I would take all my clothes off … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Crystal Ball, fiction by A.M. Amodeo

Joe and Pearl sat on either side of the kitchen table, a crys­tal ball between them. “Can you get that thing to work?” Joe said, point­ing his chin at the crys­tal, which rest­ed on a small pile of black vel­vet … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Fleshy Things, fiction by Stefanie Freele

In his hand, the Sono­ran Moun­tain Kingsnake. Around his neck, green stripes of the Rosy Boa. “You want to touch him don’t you?” “Nev­er have.” She says, abrupt­ly real­iz­ing how inex­pe­ri­enced this sounds. “Cold-blood­­ed.” Tak­ing her hand, he holds her … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Wow, Was It Something I Said?

Traf­fic to FCAC has slowed to a crawl, and I have no expla­na­tion. Nor­mal­ly I don't even pay atten­tion to such things, as I fig­ure what I have to say will get to the ears that need to hear, but … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Today in Appalachia and Around The Bend

Some­one, I hope to hell, is vot­ing against frack­ing in NY and PA. I'm try­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent on the blog today, an aggre­gate of Appalachian/rural inter­est links. I hope at least some of them are edi­fy­ing. I hope too that … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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