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NEW IN 2017 -- The out-of-print scholarly study of Appalachian poetry, LOOKING FOR NATIVE GROUND, which was originally published in 1987, has just been re-issued by Appalachian State University in conjunction with the University of North Carolina. The book is once again available for student and teachers through Amazon!

NEW IN 2016- THE MAD FARMER'S WIFE-a new full-length poetry collection from Texas Review Press, which was recently selected as a finalist for the prestigious book competition, the Weatherford Award in Appalachian Literature, given each year by Berea College.

Rita Quillen’s novel HIDING EZRA was just released in March, 2014 from Little Creek Books; it was a finalist in the 2005 DANA Awards competition, and a chapter of the nove
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Her Secret Dream

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Something Solid To Anchor To

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Counting the sums

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I just had to say a public 'thank you' for this really thoughtful, well-written review by fine poet Lana Austin. It makes me teary that another writer, teacher, wife and mother is willing to take time out of her busy life to say, "Well done. Congratulations. People should read this."

I have been blessed to know several of these "angel women" and will always be grateful.

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A wildly innovative and interesting book of poetry. I would especially recommend it to teachers of young people--some fantastic opportunities for modeling assignments...
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“One word frees us from all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”
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“There is a sacredness in tears....They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.”
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“I know of a cure for everything: salt water...in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.”
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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
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“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”
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