Interview with novelist Silas House on his new novel, Lark Ascending
That's what the book is about to me: refusing to give up. It's about feeling so weary that you think you cannot go on, but knowing that you must, that you have to keep fighting back. I think a lot of people feel that way right now, as if there are so many battles to fight, and one of them is holding onto hope.
Ron Houchin (January 23, 1947 - May 14, 2022)
We miss our dear friend Ron Houchin, whose work graced our pages from the very beginning, and who was an important and prolific poet and writer who spent his time between his home place near Huntington, West Virginia, and his beloved Ireland. We send our love and condolences to his daughters and to his many friends everywhere. Here is our interview with Ron, and you can find his work in Still by visiting our Archives. Ron's last poetry collection was Talking to Shadows (LSU Press, 2020).
Congratulations to Still contributor Charlotte Hamrick, whose flash fiction Hot Cold & Blue was selected by the editors for inclusion in the forthcoming 2022 edition of The Best Small Fictions!
And congratulations to all of our 2021 Still contributors whose work we nominated for the annual Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction, and Pushcart Prize.
photo by Dereck Hammers (photos for "Poetry," and "Creative Nonfiction," also by Dereck Hammers)
Still: The Journal is an online literary magazine publishing Appalachian literary, visual, and musical artists since 2009. Still: The Journal was awarded the e-Appalachia Award for Outstanding Website from the Appalachian Studies Association in March, 2014. The award is presented annually "in recognition of an outstanding website that provides insight on Appalachia and its people, or provides a vital community service to Appalachia."