Looking for Native Ground: Contemporary Appalachian Poetry

Title

Looking for Native Ground: Contemporary Appalachian Poetry

Description

Fred Chappell, Jeff Daniel Marion, Jim Wayne Miller, and Robert Morgan are primarily folk artists who write poetry about people doing common, everyday tasks. Each poet in his own unique style illustrates a strong sense of place and community. All natives to the Appalachian region, each come from an agrarian community that they had to leave behind to enter the world of academia. Looking For Native Ground was published in 1989 comparing Chappell, Marion, Miller, and Morgan because of their place at the forefront of the regional literary movement in the 1980s.

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Subject

American poetry--Appalachian Region--History and criticism
American poetry--20th century--History and criticism
Chappell, Fred, 1936-
Marion, Jeff Daniel, 1940-
Miller, Jim Wayne
Morgan, Robert, 1944-

Abstract

Fred Chappell, Jeff Daniel Marion, Jim Wayne Miller, and Robert Morgan describe a life and a place so clearly through particular and narrow details that others can experience them as well. By synthesizing their personal past, present, and imagined future, they transcend the region and bring wider understanding of the mountain culture in a state of flux.

Creator

Rita Sims Quillen

Source

Physical Copy

Publisher

Original Publisher: Appalachian Consortium Press

Digital Publisher: Appalachian State University

Date

1989

Date Created

August 5, 2017

Date Copyrighted

1989

License

Creative Commons BY-NC-ND: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Language

English

Type

Publication

Digital Publisher

Appalachian State University

Citation

Rita Sims Quillen, “Looking for Native Ground: Contemporary Appalachian Poetry,” Appalachian State University Digital Collections, accessed September 22, 2018, http://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/43807.