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Appalachian Heritage

Edited by Jason Howard

Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 47, Issue 4 / Volume 48, Issue 1

Size: 6 x 9, approx. 130 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 0363-2318

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In this age of information overload, Appalachian Heritage strives to be a literary sanctuary for the finest contemporary writing and visual art that we can find. Each quarterly issue showcases the work of emerging and established writers throughout Appalachia and beyond, offering readers literature that is thoughtful, innovative, and revelatory.

Based at Berea College and now in its forty-first year of publication, Appalachian Heritage considers previously unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, writing for young adults, craft essays, book reviews, and visual art. In addition to new and emerging writers, contributors to the magazine include finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award; winners of the T. S. Eliot Award, the E.B. White Award, and an O. Henry Prize, among others; and multiple Pushcart Prize nominees. Works by contributors have been reprinted in New Stories from the South and other notable anthologies.

Past contributors to Appalachian Heritage include Harriette Arnow, Pinckney Benedict, Wendell Berry, Nikki Giovanni, bell hooks, Silas House, Fenton Johnson, Maurice Manning, Jim Wayne Miller, Ann Pancake, Jayne Anne Phillips, Ron Rash, Lee Smith, James Still, Neela Vaswani, and Frank X Walker.

For more information, visit Appalachian Heritage’s website, appalachianheritage.net.

Jason Howard is the award-winning author, co-author, or editor of three acclaimed books: A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music (University Press of Kentucky, 2012), Something’s Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal (University Press of Kentucky, 2009), and We All Live Downstream: Writing About Mountaintop Removal (Motes Books, 2009). His numerous essays, features, reviews, and commentary have been widely anthologized and have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Sojourners, Equal Justice Magazine, Paste, The Louisville Review, the international magazine Revolve, and on NPR. Widely acknowledged as one of the South’s finest music writers, Howard has interviewed musicians spanning all genres including the iconic Yoko Ono, Dwight Yoakam, Patty Griffin, Naomi Judd, Ricky Skaggs, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Skinny Deville of Nappy Roots, Caroline Herring, Jay Farrar of Son Volt, jazz pianist Kevin Harris, and legendary folksinger Jean Ritchie. Howard is the co-founder and former creative nonfiction editor of Still: The Journal, Appalachia’s first online literary magazine, and former senior editor of the national publication Equal Justice Magazine. Howard was awarded the 2013 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction from the Kentucky Arts Council, and was a finalist for the 2013 Kentucky Literary Award and the 2011 Roosevelt-Ashe Society Outstanding Journalist in Conservation Award. From 2010-2012, he was a James Still Fellow at the University of Kentucky. A southeastern Kentucky native, Howard holds a B.A. in Political Communication from The George Washington University, an M.A. in History from the University of Kentucky, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2014.

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Editor

Jason Howard

Student Assistants

Frankie Baldwin, Rhea Carter, & Emily Masters

Manuscript Readers

Katherine Scott Crawford & Patti Frye Meredith

Published Quarterly

by Berea College
CPO 2166
205 N. Main Street
Berea, KY 40404

Table of Contents

Fall 2019/Winter 2020: Vol. 47, Issue 4 & Vol. 48, Issue 1

Editor’s Note
by Jason Kyle Howard

Featured Authors: Emerging Novelists

Excerpt from Even As We Breathe
by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

Excerpt from Crazy House
by Annie Frazier

Excerpt from Hillbilly Hustle
by Wesley Browne

Ficton

Any City
by Terrance Wedin

Far Post
by Jennifer Lee

Creative Nonfiction

Scalpeen
by Richard Hague

Poetry

Poem Without a Gazelle
At the Gate
The Warp
Poem for a Daughter III
by Leatha Kendrick

Slow Heat
The Witch
Conversion
Testimony
Redemption
Cover the mirrors
by Tina Parker

Matryoshka (I See My Old Age in the Faces of Three Women Living in Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone)
by Nicole Yurcaba

The Faith of Withered Seeds
Creation Myth
by Clayton Spencer

Dungannon in Relief
Moving Home
Storm Watch
by Cheyenne Taylor

Left in the Lurch
A Bouquet
by Jay Butler

Reckoning
by Valerie Nieman

Interview

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle by Silas House

Craft Essay

Mystery Before Mastery
by Leatha Kendrick

Book Reviews

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