The inaugural issue of STILL: Literature of the Mountain South debuted this week. The online journal features writing devoted to the southern Appalachian region.
Poets featured in the first volume are Steve Holt, poet and teacher from northeastern Kentucky, Ron Houchin, award-winning poet from Huntington, West Virginia, Irene Latham, poet, novelist, and editor from Birmingham, Alabama, Lisa Parker, poet and musician from Virginia, and Josh Robbins, poet and teacher who lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Fiction writers featured are Mark Powell, novelist and teacher from South Carolina, Kathi Whitley, short fiction writer and music manager from eastern Kentucky, and Tiffany Williams, short fiction writer and teacher from Pikeville, Kentucky.
Nonfiction writers are Donna McClanahan, essayist, fiction writer, and poet from Irvine, Kentucky, Karen Salyer McElmurray, award-winning memorist and novelist from eastern Kentucky, and Beth Newberry, editor and essayist from Louisville, Kentucky.
Still features an interview with Appalachian scholar, musician, activist, and writer Jack Wright, and a video song clip from Sue Massek, long-time member of The Reel World String Band.
The editors will publish new issues three times a year and will sponsor a contest later in 2010.
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