Appalachian Heritage Essays Named Notables in Best American Essays

Appalachian Heritage Essays Named Notables in Best American Essays

Congratulations to Appalachian Heritage contributors bell hooks (“Writing Without Labels,” Fall 2015) and Beth Newberry (“The Curve of the Smoke,” Fall 2015) on their wonderful essays being named as Notables in Best American Essays 2016, edited by Robert Atwan.

Other AH contributors are listed as well for work published in other fine literary magazines: congratulations to Karen Salyer McElmurray, Amy Clark, Fenton Johnson, Chris Offutt, and Laura Michelle Diener.

Jason Kyle Howard is the author of A Few Honest Words and co-author of Something's Rising, both works of literary journalism. His essays, features, and commentary have appeared in the New York Times, Oxford American, Salon, The Millions, The Nation, Sojourners, and on C-SPAN's Book TV and NPR. Howard is editor of Appalachian Review, a literary quarterly based at Berea College, where he teaches and directs the creative writing program. He serves on the graduate faculty of the Spalding University School of Creative and Professional Writing, and holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and degrees from The George Washington University and the University of Kentucky.

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