An anthology focused on the unique culture of Ohio's Appalachian population. A one-of-a-kind collection, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
A copy of the anthology, scheduled for publication in March 2022, will be sent to all 732 libraries throughout Ohio and to selected Ohio Appalachian school libraries.
Those who submitted poetry to this anthology have strong ties to Ohio and have Appalachian roots, which include those currently living in Ohio, have lived in Ohio sometime in their lifetime or had relatives/ancestors (cousins, aunts uncles, grandparents) from throughout Appalachia who migrated, live(d) and/or work(ed) in Ohio and have/had amazing stories to tell through poetic form. Others contributed poems about Ohio Appalachians, Appalachian lore or the land.
The anthology will be published in partnership with Sheila-Na-Gig Editions.