Her Words: Diverse Voices In Contemporary Appalachian Womens Poetry

Her Words: Diverse Voices In Contemporary Appalachian Womens Poetry

Felicia Mitchell / Aug 23, 2019

Her Words Diverse Voices In Contemporary Appalachian Womens Poetry Over the last generation Appalachia has produced a number of women poets who have refined and redefined the boundaries of the region s literature and identity Her Words focuses on the work of twenty

  • Title: Her Words: Diverse Voices In Contemporary Appalachian Womens Poetry
  • Author: Felicia Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9781572331952
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Over the last generation, Appalachia has produced a number of women poets who have refined and redefined the boundaries of the region s literature and identity Her Words focuses on the work of twenty such poets, whose diverse voices have enriched Appalachian literature in particular and American poetry in general Combining poems, interviews, critical essays, and commentsOver the last generation, Appalachia has produced a number of women poets who have refined and redefined the boundaries of the region s literature and identity Her Words focuses on the work of twenty such poets, whose diverse voices have enriched Appalachian literature in particular and American poetry in general Combining poems, interviews, critical essays, and comments by the poets themselves some acclaimed nationally and others best known regionally Her Words celebrates the work of these writers and demonstrates their rightful place as part of the literary canon both within and beyond Appalachia.Each chapter opens with two poems by the writer under consideration, followed by a commentary that highlights the contributions and distinctive characteristics of that poet The poets own perspectives on their work are revealed in conversations and interviews with the critics This multifaceted approach allows readers an unusually balanced view of the poetic voice and what inspires it Moreover, Her Words reveals a diversity within Appalachian poetry and culture that is often overlooked In their work, the poets reflect this richness of the Appalachian experience, whether the writer is a native of the region, a transplant, an expatriate living elsewhere, or a sojourner That legacy includes a pervasive sense of place, particularly as revealed in language and dialect the value of family the power of solitude and isolation and the importance of religious faith.Her Words sheds light not only on Appalachian women s poetry in all its complexity but also on a segment of contemporary American literature that has too often been neglected by scholars and critics alike.The Editor Felicia Mitchell is associate professor of English and director of the writing program at Emory Henry College in Emory, Virginia She edited Words Quilts, a book of poetry, and has published two collections of poetry, Case Hysteries and Earthenware Fertility Figure.

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      • Felicia Mitchell

        Felicia Mitchell, chairperson of the Department of English since 2005 and coordinator of the Writing Center since 1987, joined the faculty of Emory Henry College Emory, VA in 1987 after receiving her Ph.D from The University of Texas at Austin where she studied Curriculum Instruction, Rhetoric, and Composition Her M.A English and B.A English are from the University of South Carolina A native of South Carolina, Dr Mitchell graduated from the historic African American high school Booker T Washington in Columbia in 1973 Teaching interests include writing, creative writing, contemporary poetry, international fiction, linguistics, and women s studies Those who take her courses will find interdisciplinary connections and multicultural perspectives Dr Mitchell is also interested in the integration of technology within a liberal arts environment and utilizes technology in creative ways in all of her courses In addition to teaching, Dr Mitchell writes and stays professionally active Her scholarly articles have appeared in Poets Writers, College Composition and Communication, Issues in Writing, Phoebe, Women Language, Women s Studies Quarterly, and other publications An essay on an approach to teaching composition appears in Landmark Essays on Advanced Composition Hermagoras Press A few years ago, she combined her interest in art and poetry to create a book of poems and quilt art reproductions, Words Quilts Quilt Digest Press, 1996 A recent professional project involved editing a book on Appalachian women s poetry entitled Her Words Diverse Voices in Contemporary Appalachian Women s Poetry University of Tennessee Press, 2002 Within her community, Dr Mitchell writes a weekly column for the Washington County News, which is edited by former student and English major Mark Sage.Dr Mitchell is a widely published poet, with listings in Poets Writers Directory and Contemporary American Authors Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies since 1983, recently in Columbia A Journal of Literature and the Arts, Weber Studies, and Many Mountains Moving In 2009, Finishing Line Press of Kentucky released The Cleft of the Rock In 2008, There is No Map was published as an online chapbook by Dead Mule School of Southern Literature The poems in this collection are included in The Los Language of Dragon, a book length collection of poems about dementia currently in submission to presses In 1999, Earthenware Fertility Figure was published as a first prize chapbook through a competition sponsored by Talent House Press in Oregon.Selected anthologies that include other poems are bite to eat place an anthology of food poems and poetic prose Redwood Coast Press , We Speak for Peace KIT Publishers , and Our Mothers, Our Selves Writers and Poets Celebrating Motherhood Bergin Garvey Sara St Antoine s Stories from Where We Live South Atlantic Coast and Piedmont Milkweed Editions includes a poem about Dr Mitchell s childhood in South Carolina The textbook Readings in the Psychology of Women Allyn Bacon also includes a poem, Azande Wooden Figure, Mother and Child.


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    1. A great anthology sorely needed in the world of poetry: Women's voices made louder by being together. Thank you, Felicia-I'm so proud to be included.


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