Volume 38 No. 4

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VOLUME 38, NUMBER 4 (SUMMER 2011)   $10.00

  • Signs of the Times ... 338
  • The Poets ... 355
  • To the Editor by Tal Stanley ... 356
  • "Sheep!" Sheep Production in Watauga and Ashe Counties in North Carolina from the 1930s to Now by Tracy Turner Jarrell ... 362
  • Goldberg Variations on Summer Peaches, poem by Suzanne Underwood Rhodes ... 407
  • "Still Chasing These Words":  A Conversation with Frank X Walker by Bruce Allen Dick and Forrest Yerman ... 408
  • Blood Rites, poem by Frank X Walker ... 422
  • Coming Home to Scrabble Creek: Saving Grace, Serpent Handling, and the Realistic Southern Gothic by Peggy Dunn Bailey ... 424
  • Art, poem by George Ella Lyon ... 440
  • Money Laundering, poem by George Ella Lyon ... 441
  • Caudill's Watches of the Night Revisited by John Hennen ... 442
  • Truth-Telling in Four Books of Appalachian Poetry [Neva Bryan's Sawmill Boys, Dory L. Hudspeth's I'll Fly Away, Noel Smith's The Well String, & Jeanne Bryner's No Matter How Many Windows] by William Jolliff... 448


  • Kevin T. Barksdale on Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia by Bruce E. Stewart ... 454
  • Edwina Pendarvis on Reading Appalachia from Left to Right: Conservatives and the 1974 Kanawha County Textbook Controversy by Carol Mason ... 456
  • Sara M. Gregg on "Answer at Once": Letters of Mountain Families in Shenandoah National Park, 1934-1938 edited by Katrina M. Powell ... 458
  • Susan Pepper on Stories from the Anne Grimes Collection of American Folk Music by Anne Grimes ... 460
  • Kimberley M. Holloway on Seeds of Change: Critical Essays on Barbara Kingsolver edited by Priscilla Leder ... 462 
  • Thomas Alan Holmes on The Way We Read James Dickey: Critical Approaches for the Twenty-First Century by William B. Theising and Theda Wrede, eds. ...464
  • Philis Alvic on Her Troublesome Boys: The Lucy Furman Story by Greta McDonough ... 466
  • Mary Bozeman Hodges on This Gone Place by Lisa J. Parker ... 467
  • Robert C. Poister on Eli the Good by Silas House ... 469
  • Tom Hansell on Hazard by Gardiner Harris ... 471
  • Katherine Hoffman on Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachian Coalfields Producer & liner notes by Jack Wright ... 472
  • Peach, poem by Gilbert Allen ... 475
  • Chronicle ... 476
  • Appalachia by the Numbers ...484




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