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Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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Reading Preference:
Very wide-ranging, from contemporary fiction to the classics, science fiction, poetry.
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Fred Chappell, Margaret Atwood, Robert Olmstead, Jaimy Gordon, Alice Munro, Thomas Hardy, Ursula LeGuin, Douglas Adams, David Payne, W.B. Yeats, Walker Percy, Mary Shelley, Flannery O'Connor, Michael Chabon, Tim Gautreaux, Jack London, John Steinbeck, Eudora Welty, Ray Bradbury, Muriel Barbery... just warming up!
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My latest novel, Blood Clay

Something old, something new - my first novel, Neena Gathering, has been re-released. This post-apocalyptic novel, set in the mountains of West Virginia, is told from a young woman's point of view. Publishers Weekly called it a "charming, unpretentious novel (that) delves into a different form of the pastoral, modeling itself on Thoreauvian attention to a person’s place and moral actions..." 

My third novel, Blood Clay, was published by Press 53. I am also the author of a collection of short stories, Fidelities, and a poetry collection, Wake Wake Wake. My work has appeared in many journals including New Letters, Poetry, NCLR, The Kenyon Review, Green Mountains Review, Arts & Letters, and several anthologies. I graduated from West Virginia University and Queens University of Charlotte. A longtime newspaper reporter and editor, I now teach at North Carolina A&T. 

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Mountain Words, Mountain Music

Appalachian poet, musician, and raconteur Kirk Judd has a new book and CD package out, "My People Was Music." I thought I'd share part of a Goodreads review I did of the book - I think members of The Read would enjoy this.

There is no gussying-up here. This is the plain hard rock undergirding Appalachia. This is the sound of water rushing, the clawhammer banjo sound, the crack of a wedge as it splits that cross-grained stump of oak. Kirk Judd has been making poems…

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