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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