Thank you to all our readers, contributors, subscribers, supporters, and creative persons. Thank you for your interest and for entrusting us with such incredible Appalachian creativity. This endeavor has been an honor and joy. I hope we have done well as a venue to inspire creativity and spread a littleContinue Reading

I. VALOURY DELIA Va’delia, a polio, grew up at village edge, wearing heavy steel leg braces with sweat-stained leather bands that pulled stocking runs up her legs, and walked with aluminum elbow crutches from which any shine had long worn away. In our wood-floored school, sweet with banana oil, weContinue Reading