Letter to the Editor by Davitt McAteer.
“Marketing a Mountain: Changing Views of Environment and Landscape on Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina” by Drew A. Swanson. “‘Core Resources, These Appalachian Colleges’: An Interview with Alice Brown” by Stephanie Roark Keener.
Review essays by Danny Fulks (“She Took Up The Banjo ... and Never Looked Back”: Kristin Scott Benson), William Joliff (“Revisioning the Journey of Lewis and Clark: Frank X Walker’s York Poems”).
Reviews by Chad Berry (Glass Towns: Industry, Labor, and Political Economy in Appalachia, 1890-1930s by Ken Fones-Wolf), Paul Salstrom (Coalfield Jews: An Appalachian History by Deborah R. Weiner), Karl Campbell (Robert C. Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields by Robert C. Byrd), Denton Loving (Serena by Ron Rash), William Jolliff (Coal: A Poetry Anthology edited by Chris Green), Jesse Acquillah Jones (James Agee Rediscovered...edited by Michael A. Lofaro and Hugh Davis), Donald Askins (Charles Wright In Conversation: Interviews, 1979-2006 edited by Robert D. Denham), Jesse Graves on (Charles Wright: A Companion to the Late Poetry, 1988-2007 by Robert D. Denham), Thomas Alan Holmes (The Way Things Always Happen Here by Kevin C. Stewart), Jill M. Parrott (Things Kept, Things Left Behind by Jim Tomlinson), Jeff Mann (For Love of Common Words by Steve Scafidi), Dana Wildsmith (Her Secret Dream by Rita Sims Quillen).
Poetry by Frank X Walker ("What To Do With Your Obama T-Shirt"), Bill Brown ("The Bears"), Richard Hague ("Things I Knew Once"), Llewellyn McKernan ("The Real Thing"), Donald H. Askins ("Cave Learning" and "A Tribute to Charles Wright...").
With the "Signs of the Times," "Chronicle," and "Appalachia by the Numbers."