Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Still: Literature of the Mountain South

Here's a magazine and a notion that's sure to become a favorite. Celebrate the inaugural issue of Still, edited by Silas House (fiction) Marianne Worthington (poetry) and Jason Howard (nonfiction). From their 'about the name' page:

About our name . . .

To be a writer is to learn how to be still.

The moonshine still is one of the stereotypical images of Appalachia.

As a culture, Appalachia has been told for decades that it is disappearing.  We are still here, proud and strong as ever.

James Still, author of River of Earth, The Wolfpen Poems, and many other great works, is the grandfather of modern Appalachian literature and has inspired us all.

Just at a glance, this one's going to require your attention with every new issue.


Susan at Stony River said...

Sounds wonderful; I'm looking forward to seeing it.

...although I'll also admit to being gripped with a very bad case of title envy here. All that meaning and imagery in five letters? While I spend hours coming up with story titles that are just lame?

Marianne Worthington said...

Thanks for the shout out Rusty!