Grateful

Appalachia Bare would like to take this opportunity to thank our subscribers, readers, and viewers. We strive to bring unique content and stories that uncover the real Appalachia, and we’re so grateful for your interest. In the coming year, we’ll offer little gifts here and there for some of our subscribers along the way.

We also thank the many talented writers, photographers, artists, and musicians who graciously submitted outstanding and unique work to our online Appalachian atheneum in 2021. Thank you for telling your stories and sharing your talent. We wish you all much success in future endeavors. May your creative spirits continue to grow.

Please take a little time this week to revisit our 2021 submissions. Click on the titles below, listed in order of submission within each genre.

Thank you so very much.

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Fiction

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  • Sheree Shatsky1)Sheree Shatsky’s work has appeared in a variety of journals including Wraparound South, Fictive Dream, BLACKCACKLE, The Dead Mule and Saw Palm with found poetry at Harpy Hybrid Review and Heron Tree. Read more of her writing at shereeshatsky.com .
    Tiger, Plain to See

 

Nonfiction

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  • Linda Hinkle2)Linda Hinkle’s short story “Grow Lavender for Luck, Child” won first prize winner in Appalachia Bare’s 2020 George Washington Harris Short Story Contest.
    That Old Time Religion
  • Qudsiyah Gray
    “Caravansary of Sound and Light: Universal Sufism”
    Part 1, Part 2
  • Benny F. Shown Sr.4)Benny Franklin Shown, Sr. (1947 – 2014) was a Vietnam Veteran from 1967-1968 who served honorably in the United States Army with Second Platoon in B Battery of the 29th Artillery. He served with the First Air Cavalry Division, various infantry units, and, in some cases, with Special Forces. He kept a journal of his Vietnam experiences, which can be read in excerpts on Appalachia Bare.
    Flashback in Time IV
  • April Sharp5)April Sharp is a graduate of the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts program. She often writes of her childhood growing up in Southeast Ohio. She now resided in Akron, Ohio, with her husband and two sons. Her work has been featured in The Devil Strip and Rubbertop Review.
    Muddy Waters
  • “Rider”
    “They’re All My Brothers” – A Southern Sons Exclusive
    Part 1, Part 2
  • Mary Ruden6)Mary  Ruden is an artist with a focus on natural subjects such as orchids and butterflies, and joyful expressions such as music. She has created large outdoor sculpture for Public Art projects throughout the country using metal which is hand engraved or painted . . . (For more of her biography, click here.)
    Mary Patton: Gunpowder Maker
  • Bruce Guillaume7)Bruce Guillaume is a graduate of Maryville College with a B.A. in psychology, received his master’s in social work at the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the League of American Bicyclists, American Mountain Guide Association, and the Association for Experiential Education. He has also studied Isshin-ryu karate for over 35 years and holds the rank of 8th degree black belt.
    Fit.Green.Happy.®️”

 

Music

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  • Captain Ed8)A few years ago, Ed McDaniel started deejaying at a small bar in Maryville where he became “Captain Ed” and started the “Vinyl Voyage.”
    Captain Ed’s Vinyl Voyage
  • Emmalee Hunnicutt9)Emmalee Hunnicutt currently lives in Asheville and works as a Massage Therapist, Alexander Technique Teacher, and Cellist playing with her bands: VinesinesLibrary of Babel, and Mountain Bitters.  Follow her on Facebook. You can also find her work on Dear Life Records.
    Picnic, Moonside

 

Photography

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  • Erik Bathe10)Erik Bathe is from Newton, North Carolina and teaches 8th grade math at Heritage Middle School in Valdese, NC. His hobbies include hiking, fishing and spending time outside.
    The Fonta Flora State Trail: An Erik Bathe Gallery
  • Trent Eades11)Trent Eades is a journalist, photographer, and educator based in Knoxville, Tennessee. When he’s not teaching writing and literature, he can be found prowling the local environs looking for stories to photograph or chronicle.
    2021 Pro Road National Championships – A Trent Eades Gallery

 

Further thanks to Ramsey House, Tennessee Vintage Baseball Association, Suffrage Coalition, Ossoli Circle, Old Gray Cemetery, Open Shot Video.

 

**Featured Image by Daniel Andrade on Unsplash

References

References
1 Sheree Shatsky’s work has appeared in a variety of journals including Wraparound South, Fictive Dream, BLACKCACKLE, The Dead Mule and Saw Palm with found poetry at Harpy Hybrid Review and Heron Tree. Read more of her writing at shereeshatsky.com .
2 Linda Hinkle’s short story “Grow Lavender for Luck, Child” won first prize winner in Appalachia Bare’s 2020 George Washington Harris Short Story Contest.
3 Stephen Lyn Bales is from Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He is a natural historian, speaker, and author of three natural history books: Natural Histories, Ghost Birds, and Ephemeral by Nature, all published by the University of Tennessee Press. Follow his blog and find him on Facebook and Instagram.
4 Benny Franklin Shown, Sr. (1947 – 2014) was a Vietnam Veteran from 1967-1968 who served honorably in the United States Army with Second Platoon in B Battery of the 29th Artillery. He served with the First Air Cavalry Division, various infantry units, and, in some cases, with Special Forces. He kept a journal of his Vietnam experiences, which can be read in excerpts on Appalachia Bare.
5 April Sharp is a graduate of the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts program. She often writes of her childhood growing up in Southeast Ohio. She now resided in Akron, Ohio, with her husband and two sons. Her work has been featured in The Devil Strip and Rubbertop Review.
6 Mary  Ruden is an artist with a focus on natural subjects such as orchids and butterflies, and joyful expressions such as music. She has created large outdoor sculpture for Public Art projects throughout the country using metal which is hand engraved or painted . . . (For more of her biography, click here.
7 Bruce Guillaume is a graduate of Maryville College with a B.A. in psychology, received his master’s in social work at the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the League of American Bicyclists, American Mountain Guide Association, and the Association for Experiential Education. He has also studied Isshin-ryu karate for over 35 years and holds the rank of 8th degree black belt.
8 A few years ago, Ed McDaniel started deejaying at a small bar in Maryville where he became “Captain Ed” and started the “Vinyl Voyage.”
9 Emmalee Hunnicutt currently lives in Asheville and works as a Massage Therapist, Alexander Technique Teacher, and Cellist playing with her bands: VinesinesLibrary of Babel, and Mountain Bitters.  Follow her on Facebook. You can also find her work on Dear Life Records.
10 Erik Bathe is from Newton, North Carolina and teaches 8th grade math at Heritage Middle School in Valdese, NC. His hobbies include hiking, fishing and spending time outside.
11 Trent Eades is a journalist, photographer, and educator based in Knoxville, Tennessee. When he’s not teaching writing and literature, he can be found prowling the local environs looking for stories to photograph or chronicle.

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