A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia

This hybrid literary and natural history anthology showcases sixty species of Southern Appalachia, one of the most biodiverse areas on earth, with species accounts, illustrations by seven artists of the region, and poems, most commissioned for the anthology from contemporary writers. From the iconic and inveterate--such as the speckled trout, flying squirrel, copperhead, katydid, and black bear--to the elusive, intermittent, and endangered--whippoorwill, Carolina gorge moss, chucky madtom, lampshade spider--the anthology combines art and science to help the reader experience this region's immense ecological and artistic wealth and to know place in broadest, poetic sense. 

This event will feature readings by contributors Debra Allbery, Mildred Barya, Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Lee Ann Brown, Nickole Brown, Jesse Graves, Cathryn Hankla, Gary Hawkins, John E.Lane, Kevin McIlvoy, Sandra Meek, Thorpe Moeckel, Jim Peterson, Susan Underwood, Lamar Wilson, William Wright. In addition, biologist Chick Gaddy will give a 10-minute talk about his work consulting for this anthology. Laura-Gray Street will introduce the event. 

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A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia (Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book #38) Cover Image
By Rose McLarney (Editor), Laura-Gray Street (Editor), L. L. Gaddy (Editor)
ISBN: 9780820356242
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Georgia Press - October 15th, 2019