Appalachian Heritage Essay Named Notable in Best American Essays

Appalachian Heritage Essay Named Notable in Best American Essays

Congratulations to Appalachian Heritage contributor Monic Ductan, whose essay “Fantasy Worlds” was named as Notable in Best American Essays 2019, edited by Rebecca Solnit (and series editor Robert Atwan). 

We also extend congratulations to Appalachian Heritage contributor Fenton Johnson, whose essay “The Future of Queer,” published in Harper’s Magazine, received Notable designation as well.

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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