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Let’s say every word is precious

Let’s say every word is precious (Part of Living Poem) Let’s say every word is precious.Say every word is precious.Every word is precious.Every word precious.Every word.Word.--Rob Neufeld, Oct. 16, 2018See More
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Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses (Part of Living Poem)Hear audio: Metamorphoses%20181004_0192.MP3 So Apollo committed the first rape.He’d come back from exterminating Python,The Bane of Humanity, now his arrow-victim,And stopped to mock…See More
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First Drumbeat

First Drumbeat(Part of Living Poem) The time has come.Call it a drum,Or a crumb,What’s left of life. I used to tell a jokeWhen my life was wide,And I was a stud,And not a dud—I knowI’m not a dud.  I’m a dude,A dad.  But everyone mustRebut the dud chargeAt summing up time. Oh yeah, the joke,A trademark one for meIn that it’s not funny. I used to say I’ll never retireFrom writingBecause if I’m ever…See More
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Rob Neufeld replied to Joan Henehan's discussion on Reading Living Poem
"Thanks for the prompt, Joan!  I have attached the whole work in progress as a doc at the bottom of the table of contents page: http://thereadonwnc.ning.com/special/living-poem"
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at Marion Branch McDowell County Public Library

October 24, 2018 from 4pm to 5pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be launching her new poetry collection A Neighborhood Changes (Finishing Line Press, 2018) at a book presentation and signing to be held at the McDowell County Public Library in Marion on October 24.See More
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"I'll ask the kids, Barb and Ethan, if they have any contacts who might have an interest in this as a unique topic for any performers they know. It might also be something that my friend Ruby Lerner could brainstorm about to her theatre…"
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"Thanks much, Joan!  I'm trying to get some attention for these poems.  Triple Whammy is def in rap style.  And the beat goes on.  Hugs from me and Bev."
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You might be the first ALS-subject-matter rapper. Add some beats and spread it. the time is now...See More
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More from the World of ALS

More from the World of ALS (Part of Living Poem)    Negotiating steps is like someone who seeksTo emulate a goat on mountain peaks. Crossing a threshold, limping inIs like the valley-walking of an Olympian. A cane and its grip make a fellow stopTo consider the physics of leans and drops. To know how a forefinger grabs and digsImagine your digits are chestnut twigs When a new drug trial notably…See More
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RANDALL KENAN SELECTS NANCY WERKING POLING WINNER OF THE 2018 ALEX ALBRIGHT CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE

RANDALL KENAN SELECTS NANCY WERKING POLING WINNER OF THE 2018 ALEX ALBRIGHT CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE(31 August 2018)Nancy Werking Poling of Black Mountain is the winner of the 2018 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition for "Leander’s Lies." Poling will receive $1000 from the North Carolina Literary Review, thanks to a generous NCLR reader’s donation that allowed this year’s honorarium to increase (from the previous award of $250). Her winning essay will be published in the North…See More
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WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA BOOKS
(Please feel free to make suggestions)
Written by Rob Neufeld, February 2007, Revised Sept. 2007
(Go back to starter list)

Reading audience key: [E] Young children [C] all children [W] children with adult help [M] middle-school students [H] high school students [G] general readers [S] scholars

Non-fiction (essays, memoirs, journals, documentary photos)


• Travels of William Bartram (1791). [G,S]
• On Borrowed Time: The Book by Stephen Black (Infected Press, Flat Rock, 2008). [G]
• A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett (1834) [M,H,G] Crockett spent time in Buncombe County, married a Swannanoa girl.
• The End of Eden: Writings of an Environmental Activist by Thomas Rain Crowe, illustrations by Robert Johnson (Wind Publications trade paperback, Oct., 2008). [H,G,S] A musing prologue to either Eden or environmental Armageddon; and then an account of activism as Crowe discovers that Jackson County wildnerness is threatened by development
• Zoro’s Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods by Thomas Rain Crowe (U. of Ga. Press, 2005) [H,G] A key work, in the vein of Thoreau, by poet, editor, and nature writer Crowe.
• Somehow Form a Family by Tony Earley (Algonquin, 2001). [H,G] The Rutherford County author exemplifies creative non-fiction, writing often in the Appalachian vein.
• Something Permanent by Walker Evans, with poems by Cynthia Rylant (Harcourt, Brace, 1994). [M,H] Appalachia during the Depression.
• The Making of a Writer: the Journals of Gail Godwin, Vol. 1, edited by Rob Neufeld (Random, 2006). [H,G,S]
• Our Southern Highlanders by Horace Kephart (1922; U. of Tenn. Pr., 1984) [H,G,S] The 2004 TWR book.
• Chattooga: Descending into the Myth of Deliverance River by John Lane (U. of Georgia Press, 2004). [H,G] A major source in understanding the region and issues raised by Ron Rash’s Saints at the River.
• Hugh Morton’s North Carolina (UNC Press, 2003). A generous collection of photographs by the late Grandfather Mountain owner and steward.
• My Journey to Appalachia: A Year at the Folk School by Leanor Lambert Wilson (Bright Mountain Books, 2004). John C. Campbell Folk School memoir. [G]
CLOSE NEIGHBORS
• Circling Home by John Lane (U. of Georgia Press, 2007). [H, G, S] Exploration of the one-mile stretch around his home on Lawson’s Ford Creek, South Carolina.

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