Appalachian Review

Edited by Jason Howard

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Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 49, Issue 3

Size: 6 x 9, approx. 130 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: Print 2692-9244; Digital 2692-9244

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In this age of information overload, Appalachian Review strives to be a literary sanctuary for the finest contemporary writing 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.

Founded in 1973 as Appalachian Heritage and based at Berea College since 1985, Appalachian Review considers previously unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, writing for young adults, craft essays, book reviews, and visual art.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, 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 Review include Pinckney Benedict, Wendell Berry, Wiley Cash, Nikki Giovanni, bell hooks, Silas House, Fenton Johnson, Barbara Kingsolver, Maurice Manning, Ann Pancake, Jayne Anne Phillips, Ron Rash, Lee Smith, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Neela Vaswani, Frank X Walker, and Crystal Wilkinson.

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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

Book Reviews Editor

Emily Masters

Student Assistants

Skylar Bensheimer & Christopher Stuchell

Manuscript Readers

Katherine Scott Crawford & Patti Frye Meredith

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

Table of Contents

Vol. 49, Issue 3

EDITOR’S NOTE

by Jason Kyle Howard

FICTION

Ultraviolet
by Reshmi Hebbar

The Husband Tree
by Devon Capizzi

CREATIVE NONFICTION

The Search for a Different Marvin Gardens
by Alison Condie Jaenicke

Chasing the Train
by Randolph Thomas

POETRY

Feasting
Striking Distance
Aubade at late night trailhead with tarantulas
by Katelyn Joy Wilkinson

Treebeard
by Andrew K. Clark

Blind
by José Enrique Medina

Strawberry Time
by Cassie Premo Steele

Wet July
by Elizabeth Estochen

Second Date
by Andrew Gudgel

In the Spring When my Beloved is Away
by Noah Davis

Argus
by Kelly McQuain

The Death Spiral
Persona Poem of the Shakespearean Witchnurse in A Winter’s Tale
by Elizabeth Upshur

Practice, Practice, Practice
by James Ramsey

Garden Hoe
by Dana Wildsmith

Oxycodone
by John Mark Ballenger

Sliver
by Frederick Wilbur

INTERVIEW

Robert Gipe
by Silas House

BOOK REVIEWS

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