Yearly Archives: 2015

Night in the Burned House

In my old bedroom, in this house now my Aunt A’s, walls mottle grey into black, char hiding that this room was ever painted purple in a hope that someone would guess, would know. Burning night, my hidden journals blown across the field—and my aunt, gathering boughs for wreaths, found…

Pushcart Prize Nominees Announced

Appalachian Heritage is proud to announce its 2015 Pushcart Prize nominees: Wiley Cash: “When You Say ‘Home'” (Fiction, Spring issue) Lucien Darjeun Meadows: “Night in the Burned House” (Poem, Fall issue) Beth Newberry: “The Curve of the Smoke” (CNF, Fall issue) Natalie Sypolt: “Stalking the White Deer” (Fiction, Spring issue)…

Tintagel

Roaming through Cornwall, we saw the sign of Tintagel and followed a narrow road to the cliff-hung village. The castle ruin, a long walk down, was fornent the treacherous promontory above the relentless, pulsing sea.

Memorate

The field. Light. Morning. Then, my father, uncle. Apples, everywhere. In boxes, in palms, in teeth. Apples, everywhere. The black mare. Wild. The black mare that dawned from the mountain. Wild. The rough sketches of my earliest memory. My father places me on the back of the beast & we…