In the News . . .
~ Several Still contributors have released new poetry collections recently:
Galaxie Wagon by Darnell Arnoult (LSU Press)
~ We invited writers and musicians to share a favorite writing prompt or craft lesson, or to tell us about a book/poem/song that affected them. We asked them to offer opinions and experiences on creativity, artistic processes, and the role of arts in culture. We're offering them as occasional features on creativity that we're calling Still Life.
~ Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry focuses on diverse poets and "the darker side of southern experience,"and is edited by Daniel Cross Turner and William Wright (University of South Carolina Press); includes poems from Still contributors Jim Clark, Jesse Graves, Jeff Hardin, Ron Houchin, Rebecca Gayle Howell, Jeff Daniel Marion, Christopher Martin, Chris Mattingly, Linda Parsons, Robert West, Amy Wright, William Wright
~ Full is a new anthology of moon poems, edited by Leigh Anne Hornfeldt and Teneice Durrant from Two of Cups Press; includes poems from Still contributors A.C. Lambert, Sandra Marchetti, Christopher McCurry, Lucien Darjeun Meadows, Rosemary Rhodes Royston, Bianca Lynne Spriggs, Eric Scott Sutherland. Look for Leigh Anne Hornfeldt's poems in our fall 2016 issue.
~ Our creative nonfiction editor, Karen Salyer McElmurray, is interviewed by Julie Marie Wade for The Rumpus.
~ Our poetry editor, Marianne Worthington, recently wrote the liner notes for Daniel Martin Moore's latest CD release, Archives Vol. II - Old Steptone
~ Our fiction editor, Silas House, recently interviewed writer Chris Offutt about the release of his new memoir, My Father, the Pornographer. Read the interview at Salon.
awards. Congratulations to our contributors:
Janna McMahan, "Scab" (fiction)Larry Thacker, "Dead of Winter" (fiction)Kathleen Driskell "At New Hope Facility" (poetry)D. A. Gray "Nocturne" (poetry)Matthew Haughton "Tobacco Fields" (poetry)Sonja Johanson "murmuration" (poetry)Leslie LaChance "Vesper" (poetry)Sosha Pinson "Re-entering The Garden" (poetry)Julia Campbell Johnson "Crossing Over" (creative nonfiction)Susan Tekulve "The Peach Season" (creative nonfiction)
~ Still: The Journal announces our nominations for the 2015 Best of the Net
awards and The Pushcart Prize awards. Congratulations to our contributors:
Jamey Temple, "Keeping House" (fiction)David Joy, "What Cannot Be Carried Alone" (fiction)Roberta Senechal de la Roche “Late Heron” (poetry)Erin Keane “Brewing Kombucha in Your Home Kitchen” (poetry)William Wright “Mountain Spell” (poetry)Jonathan Travelstead “Rapture” (poetry)Maggie Blake Bailey “Bury the Lede” (poetry)Joshua Martin “At A Meeting At The Rock Springs Revival” (poetry)
~ Check out this new digital archives, The Lomax Kentucky Recordings, a collaborative project from The Association for Cultural Equity, Berea College, The Library of Congress, and The University of Kentucky. The archives house “documentary sound recordings of rural Kentucky music and lore collected under the auspices of the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress between 1933 and 1942. Performed by farmers, laborers, coal miners, preachers, housewives, public officials, soldiers, grandparents, adolescents, and itinerant musicians, they present a full spectrum of traditional expressive culture from twelve of Eastern Kentucky’s mountain counties.”
~ The Appalachian Writers Association recently announced its Books of the Year Awards. The winners were:
Lower Piney Falls, Rhea County, Tennessee © Mike Hueser. Used with permission