#36: Summer, 2021


contributors ~

Judy Belk   poetry
Chris Cocca   poetry
Tommy Dean   flash fiction
Damian Dressick   micro fiction
Christina Fisanick   poetry
Christy Alexander Hallberg   fiction
Jessica Jacobs   poetry
Lisa Kwong   poetry
Jennifer McGaha   creative nonfiction
Elaine Fowler Palencia   fiction
Janisse Ray   creative nonfiction
Dane Ritter   poetry
Laura Jackson Roberts   creative nonfiction
Gabriel Rogers   creative nonfiction
Ciona Rouse   poetry
T. E. Wilderson   fiction
William Woolfitt   creative nonfiction
Amy Wright   poetry

 

Interview with Crystal Wilkinson, author and Kentucky Poet Laureate

"When I look at a photograph of an ancestor and see my granddaughter, I'm flabbergasted at how genes work and how not just her smile was passed through DNA, but what mannerisms, what pathologies, what convictions are passed. Or are they passed? Are they learned? Are they passed through the blood? All of these things are poured into Perfect Black in some way."

Collaborations

“Some place with room for a garden” 

A conversation with authors Pauletta Hansel and Robert Gipe


Still Life ~ craft & creativity

An Exercise in Influences 
by Sean Corbin

"Have you ever stopped to consider exactly what it is about your influences that moves your spirit?"

Multimedia

Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn

"Merging American old-time music and Chinese folksong, Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn features gorgeous, impressionistic renditions of traditional material from the hills of Appalachia to the prairies of Xinjiang region, each tune flowing seamlessly into the next." Chris Davis for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Review

Book Review

Melissa Helton on Storytelling in Queer Appalachia: Imagining and Writing the Unspeakable Other
edited by Hillery Glasby, Sherrie Gradin, and Rachael Ryerson
(West Virginia University Press, 2020)


Review

Book Review

Lacy Snapp on Lock Her Up 
poems by Tina Parker
(Accents Publishing, 2021)

Missives

New Books by Still contributors and supporters + a Letter 
from the Editors about our Summer issue.


Marianne Worthington & Karen Salyer McElmurray, editors

Best of the Net


We announce our 2021 nominees to the annual Best of the Net prizes

photo 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." 


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