Summer 2017: Vol. 45, Issue 3
A special issue in honor of the fortieth anniversary of the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop, featuring work from the magazine’s archives


Editor’s Note by Jason Howard


The First Ride by Harriette Simpson Arnow
Third Sunday Dinner on the Grounds, July 1976 by Crystal Wilkinson
Harm by Robert Morgan
Big Girl by Lee Smith
Abide With Me by Sharyn McCrumb
Hesper by Pamela Duncan
Karo by Gurney Norman


What I Know About Scott County, Tennessee by Meredith Sue Willis
Hard-to-Reach Back Parts by Holly Goddard Jones
Who Owns This Place by Wilma Dykeman
Power and Obedience: Restoring Pacifism in American Politics by Fenton Johnson
Let Evening Come by Karen Salyer McElmurray


Family Reunion by Jim Wayne Miller
Journey Down Troublesome by Albert Stewart
A Funny Feeling by Anne Shelby
Reading the Landscape by Marc Harshman
AM Radio by Jesse Graves
I saw Bobby Bare kiss Marty Stuart by Marianne Worthington
Sanctuary by Dana Wildsmith
Her Secret Dream by Rita Sims Quillen
On Anselm’s Trail at Daybreak by Kathryn Stripling Byer
My Kinda Woman (For Appalachia) by Bianca Lynne Spriggs
Talking to Shadows by Ron Houchin
Give it Time by Wendell Berry
Deed by Darnell Arnoult
Fall Trout by Ron Rash
Winter Tree by James Still
Keeping Company by Maggie Anderson
Imagine by Leatha Kendrick
Poet Reading by Michael McFee
Translation by Maurice Manning
Morning Trees by Silas House
Literary Patriarch for Gurney Norman by Frank X Walker
Teaching by Richard Hague
So You Want to Write? by George Ella Lyon
A Catechism by Jeff Daniel Marion


Voices from Troublesome: Forty Years of the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop by Sandra Ballard, Amy Clark, Silas House, Jason Howard and Amanda Jo Slone