bone and blood. Listen, our
Double Creek girl: you are
what happens when we know
that God lives in between
the pages of books and at the tips
of pencils and on the sharp
edges of notebook paper.
There's good stuff in Still, an arts journal which focuses on Southern Appalachia.
from the Multimedia section of Still
There are also poems, such as Serving by Kari Gunter-Seymour:
by Kari Gunter-Seymour
Remember that time your dog died and I didn't tell you for months
Because you had deployed and George Bush was shouting,
Bring it on and we were all thinking that Korea was fixing to blow.
But, when I emailed to say we were headed for West Virginia,
You fired back, Mom, where is Annie? and I had to say she was hit by a car.
I sent brownies loaded with black walnuts from the old home place.
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More poems from Still:
Wind Chime Lessons by Tyler S. Collins
Ten Ways of Looking at an Appalachian Woman by Connie Jordan Green
Witness by Rita Quillen
The Ten Women in Every Appalachian Woman I See by Ron Houchin
And there's a contest:
The editors of Still: The Journal announce the fourth annual Writing Contests for fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Contest entries should be in keeping with our submission philosophy which states: “Our emphasis is on the literature of the Southern Appalachian region, and we are committed to publishing excellent writing that does not rely on clichés and stereotypes. We want to feature writing that exemplifies the Mountain South or that is written by an author with a connection to the region.”
Keri is sharing a tritina of mine at Keri Recommends today.
The Poetry Friday round-up is at Semicolon.