Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio

Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio

Neil Carpathios Donald Ray Pollock / Jul 18, 2019

Every River on Earth Writing from Appalachian Ohio Every River on Earth Writing from Appalachian Ohio includes some of the best regional poetry fiction and creative nonfiction from forty contemporary writers both established and up and coming The w

  • Title: Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio
  • Author: Neil Carpathios Donald Ray Pollock
  • ISBN: 9780821421284
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Every River on Earth Writing from Appalachian Ohio includes some of the best regional poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from forty contemporary writers, both established and up and coming The wide range of material from authors such as David Baker, Don Bogen, Michelle Burke, Richard Hague, Donald Ray Pollock, and others, offers the reader a window into daily lifeEvery River on Earth Writing from Appalachian Ohio includes some of the best regional poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from forty contemporary writers, both established and up and coming The wide range of material from authors such as David Baker, Don Bogen, Michelle Burke, Richard Hague, Donald Ray Pollock, and others, offers the reader a window into daily life in the region The people, the landscape, the struggles, and the deepest undercurrents of what it means to be from and of a place are revealed in these original, deeply moving, and sometimes shocking pieces.The book is divided into four sections Family Folks, The Land, The Grind, and Home Away, each of which explores a different aspect of the place that these authors call home The sections work together beautifully to capture what it means to live, to love, and to die in this particular slice of Appalachia The writing is accessible and often emotionally raw Every River on Earth invites all types of readers and conveys a profound appreciation of the region s character.The authors also offer personal statements about their writing, allowing the reader an intimate insight into their processes, aesthetics, and inspirations What is it to be an Appalachian What is it to be an Appalachian in Ohio This book vividly paints that picture.Every River on EarthDavid Lee GarrisonI look out the window and see through the neighbor s windowto an Amish buggywhere three children are peeping back,and in their eyes I see the darknessof plowed earth hiding seed.Wind pokes the land in winter,trying to waken it,and in the melting snowI see rainbows and in themevery river on earth I see all the wayto the ocean, where sand and stonesembrace each falling waveand reach back to gather it in.

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      • Neil Carpathios Donald Ray Pollock

        Neil Carpathios earned an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop He has been awarded various grants and fellowships, including three Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards in Poetry He currently teaches at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio.


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    1. This is a fantastic anthology! I'm from southeast Ohio, born and raised, and only recently moved farther north. Reading about the rolling hills, farms, and yes, the problems the area has, reminded more of home than the many photographs I've taken. It's not often that writing is done that focuses almost singularly on the area, so finding this book in a library felt like discovering hidden treasure. Thank you for putting this collection together!


    2. A riveting anthology that manages to highlight everything I love about Ohio as well as everything that makes it such a difficult state to live in. From the beautiful poetry that sticks with you even after you just skim through it to the colorful, heart-wrenching prose segments, Every River on Earth is deeply evocative of every significant experience I had growing up in the rural outskirts of Cincinnati and earning my degree in the rusty Appalachian badlands. It's not sensitive. It doesn't hold a [...]


    3. Mostly depressing, southeastern Ohio stories about poverty, mills and factories shutting down, and drugs. Tempered with stories of the natural beauty of the state. One poem that really stuck out was titled "Portrait of Southern Ohio in 5-Syllable Road Signs." The last stanza? "WalMart Coming Soon."


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