"Will the Real Daisy Mae Please Stand Up?: A Methodological Essay on Gender Analysis in Appalachian Research" by Sally Ward Maggard; "Romanticizing Democracy: The Mountain Art of Howard Murray" by Mary Margaret Cheek; "Waiting for the Revolution" by Mary Beth Pudup; an interview with Jayne Anne Phillips by Thomas E. Douglass.
Reviews by Jesse Acquillah Jones (Return to Thunder Road: The Story Behind the Legend by Alex Gabbard), Joyce Dyer (His First, Best Country by Jim Wayne Miller), Llewellyn McKernan (Dreamplace, Who Came Down That Road?, The Outside Inn, Cecil's Story, Basket, Come A Tide, Together, and A B Cedar: An Alphabet of Trees by George Ella Lyon), Susan O'Dell Underwood (The Last of the "Waltz Across Texas" and Other Stories by Jo Carson), Jim Minick (Simple Living: One Couple's Search for a Better Life by Frank Levering and Wanda Urbanska, also Hogwild: A Back-To-The-Land Saga by Jock Lauterer), and David L. Kimbrough (The Stonemans: An Appalachian Family and the Music That Shaped Their Lives by Ivan M. Tribe).
Poetry by Bob Henry Baber ("December's Shadows"), P.J. Laska ("The Visit"), David Black ("Westbound Tracks," "Killing Time," and "Hiking with My Son"), and Bob Snyder ("West Virginia's Darlin' Gal").
Letters to the editor by Tal Stanley and Sam Howie.
"Signs of the Times" and the "Chronicle."