BOONE—Appalachian Journal has released a double issue (Vol. 41, No. 1-2) that includes reflections on Appalachian filmmaking and discussions of literature and Appalachian women’s literacy. It also contains new poems by Robert Morgan, John Thomas York, Gilbert Allen, Mark DeFoe, Emily Hancock, R.M. Kinder, David Holt, Hilda Downer and Rita Quillen. Current events and reviews of recent books and media complete the issue.
BOONE—When Olive Dame Campbell and her, husband John C. Campbell, traveled to the Appalachian Mountains in 1908, they opened a door into the world of the Southern Highlands region of Appalachia few had ever seen. Many of the couple’s books are modern day staples in the study of mountain communities, and are cited in scholarly writings on the subject. It is, however, the pages in the personal diary of Olive Dame Campbell that Elizabeth Williams brings to life for readers.