Holiday Greetings and A Hearty Thank You

Appalachia Bare would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Thank you to everyone who visited our site and read or viewed the contributions of some truly gifted individuals. We hope you find us worthy of further readership and exploration. We’re taking time off for the holidays and will return January 7, 2020.

We’d also like to take this time to thank our staff and contributors.
 
 
           

Staff:

Delonda Anderson

Chief Editor
Delonda Anderson is a native of Campbell County, Tennessee, where her family has deep roots dating back centuries. She hails a degree in English literature and is a former editor of Imaginary Gardens Literary Magazine. She is a published poet and was awarded a Tennessee Mountain Writers Patricia Boatner Fiction prize for her coal camp story, “Weep the Wild Cares.” She is currently a writer, poet, freelance editor, blogger, and writing consultant. She likes watching crappy B-movies, relishes the daily mystical experiences of her native Appalachia, is devoted to her family, and loves spending time with her son, her husband, and her two little dogs.

 

Edward Francisco

Associate Editor
Edward Francisco lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is Professor of English and Writer in Residence at Pellissippi State Community College. His poetry, short stories, and essays have appeared in over seventy-five publications. His most recent play, Which Side Are You On:  The Florence Reece Story was very well received. He has authored ten books, including The Dealmaker (WP Books), The Literary Relationships of Robert Coles and Walker Percy (Edwin Mellen Press) and The South in Perspective: An Anthology of Southern Literature (Prentice Hall publishers). His books of poetry include, Death, Child, and Love (Walker Publishers), Alchemy of Words (Birch Book Press), and Only the Word Gives us Being (Birch Book Press).

 

Tom Anderson

Admin Virtuoso
Tom Anderson has a history degree, with minors in Medieval Studies, Religious Studies, and Music; and has been active in theater for much of his life. He spent his early childhood in the Central Appalachian region of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He and his family moved to Kansas where he finished high school. He came to Southern Appalachia’s Tennessee to attend Maryville College and has lived here over 31 years. He is currently employed as a buyer in Facilities Services at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He spends his free time supporting humanitarianism and social justice.

 

Appalachia Bare Contributors:

Visual Arts

Trent Eades

Trent Eades is a journalist, photographer, and educator based in Knoxville, Tennessee. His interests include Greek Philosophy, Medieval and Renaissance Literature, and Science Fiction. He’s never enjoyed long walks in the rain but is adept at short sprints through heavy downpours. When he’s not teaching writing and literature to students, who may or may not care about writing and literature, he can be found prowling the local environs looking for stories to photograph or chronicle.
 
View more of Trent’s submissions here.

 

Jim Clark

Jim Clark, a retired Air Force nurse living with his wife and daughter in Asheville, North Carolina, was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. When he’s not holding down the home front, Jim is likely to be running or biking the surrounding trails and back roads.  He enjoys capturing bytes of flora and fauna with a camera sensor and occasionally sentences a few bits to prose or poem.
 
View more of Jim’s submissions here.

 

John Allyn Miller

John Allyn Miller (1947 – 2007) lived in the Asheville area from the 1970s until 2002. He was an outdoorsman who loved being in nature, wandering backroads, trails, and streams in hopes of capturing the iconic beauty and images of Appalachia.
 
John taught photography at Asheville-Biltmore Technical School. He worked for and with other professional photographers and had his own photography studio on Wall Street in Asheville from the 1980s to 2002.

 

Appalachia Bare Contributors:

Poetry and Writing:

 

David Madden

David Madden lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina and is a Robert Penn Warren Professor Emeritus at Louisiana State University. He is an extraordinarily talented person – a prolific writer in all fields – born and shaped in the rolling hills and deep valleys of Knoxville, Tennessee. From novels to short stories, poetry, essays, playwriting, libretti, scholarly works, literary criticism, and edited texts, his literary endowments encompass a full scope of erudition.
 
Find information about his bibliography, awards, and prizes here.
 
Where to purchase David Madden’s books:

Union Avenue Books, Knoxville, Tennessee

Barnes & Noble

Amazon

 

Grant Mincy

Grant A. Mincy is an assistant professor of biology and (sometimes) geology at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. He also sits on the Earth and Planetary Sciences Advisory Council for the University of Tennessee. In his free time, you’ll catch him either reading comic books or wandering around the Appalachian mountains with his wife and young son. Feel free to contact Grant (gamincy@pstcc.edu) or follow him on Twitter (@gmincy).
 
Read more of Grant’s submissions here.

 

Jim Clark

Jim Clark, a retired Air Force nurse living with his wife and daughter in Asheville, North Carolina, was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. When he’s not holding down the home front, Jim is likely to be running or biking the surrounding trails and back roads.  He enjoys capturing bytes of flora and fauna with a camera sensor and occasionally sentences a few bits to prose or poem.
 
View more of Jim’s submissions here.

 

Benny Franklin Shown, Sr.

Benny Franklin Shown, Sr. (1947 – 2014) was born in a little home on Dog Creek in Jacksboro, Tennessee. He was a Vietnam Veteran from 1967-1968 who served honorably 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 spent the bulk of his life further serving his community and country — as a Campbell County Tennessee Sheriff’s Deputy and, subsequently, a Security Inspector for Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. He was a master craftsman, wood worker, and artist. He kept a journal of his Vietnam experiences, which can be read in excerpts on Appalachia Bare. 

 

Amber Albritton

Amber Albritton is a creative writing student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville who is currently investigating MFA programs throughout the country. She is a former Editor of Pellissippi State’s Imaginary Gardens Literary & Arts Review. Her poetry has been published in Phoenix Magazine.

 

Joshua Carpenter

Joshua Carpenter was born and raised in Maryville, Tennessee and is currently pursuing an English degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with an interest in modern and postmodern literature. He wears Liberty overalls and a ball cap signed by Phil Fulmer most of the time.

 

Bill Householder

William Householder is a native East Tennessean, former professional storyteller, current librarian and avid book buyer. Two of his favorite Southern writers are Donald Barthleme and Padgett Powell.

 

**Featured Image Source:  Tom and Delonda Anderson

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