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Latest Issue: Volume 50, Issue 3
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Bibliographic Information: ISSN: Print 2692-9244; Digital 2692-9287
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Founded in 1973 as Appalachian Heritage and based at Berea College since 1985, Appalachian Review considers previously unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, writing for young adults, craft essays, book reviews, and visual art.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.
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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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Table of Contents
Vol. 50, Issue 3
by Jason Kyle Howard
2021 DENNY C. PLATTNER AWARDS
by Kasia Merrill
by Leo Coffey
Grasping at Grace
by Quincy Gray McMichael
Where Do You Come From?
by Rachel Kesselman
Blue Collar to Middle Class
Jewish Cemetery, Prague
River Walk in Winter
Psalm for the Heretic
by Kathleen Driskell
Learning to Drive a Stick
by Makayla Gay
Gathering Hickory Nuts Before the Examination
by Bill King
Someone said once that God lives on
Civil War Battlefield: Culpeper, Virginia 2019
by Michael Pittard
by Sage Marshall
my brother buys a colony
line of Subarus at the trail of tears state park: a call and response
by Kelsey Day
The Idea of Ancestors
And I am Next of Kin
by Sue Churchill
Sonnet with Bare Branches
by William Fargason
by Skylar Bensheimer
Crafting First-Person Narrators: Lessons from Toni Morrison’s A Mercy
by Daniel Kennedy
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