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We All Live Downstream: Writings about Mountaintop Removal
by Jason Howard (Goodreads Author)
WE ALL LIVE DOWNSTREAM is a multi-genre anthology of noted authors and young writers speaking out against mountaintop removal coal mining. There is the fifth-grader who vows to fight the destruction until he's "laid in the ground," the college student who recalls her shock and heartbreak at first seeing a mountaintop removal site, the best-selling novelist who believes tha...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published May 2nd 2009 by Motes
(first published 2009)
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This book was completely amazing! My favorite piece was probably Jane Hicks' poem, though I found Erik Reece's essay to be very informative, and I also enjoyed seeing Ann Pancake's piece (an early draft of her novel.) And Rebekah Ainsworth's piece really spoke to me in that she is doing the sort of work which I might like to do. The inclusion of younger writers into the book also made it a unique and hopeful book.
Jason Howard is the author of A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music (The University Press of Kentucky, 2012), a collection of profiles of contemporary roots musicians that explores how the land and culture of Kentucky have shaped American music through the years--and continues to do so today. Focusing on modern musicians who live everywhere from Manhattan to Los Angeles to Nashvi...moreMore about Jason Howard...