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A Statement About Our Name

A Statement About Our Name

When Appalachian Heritage was founded in 1973 by the poet Albert Stewart, it offered a haven for regional writers whose work had often been overlooked and dismissed by literary gatekeepers. Twelve years later, the publication found a permanent home at Berea College in a partnership that fused Stewart’s welcoming vision with…
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…
What Our Writers Are Reading

What Our Writers Are Reading

In search of a good book to curl up to during a fall afternoon? We compiled a list of books our contributors have been reading to provide you with some inspiration! Jeremy B. Jones won the 2014 Appalachian Book of the Year in nonfiction with his book Bearwallow: A Personal History…