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number 16 2007

Cover art by Kelly L. Adams, design by Mary Hatch Thiesen

Commemorating 100 Years of Writers and Writing at East Carolina University

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Table of Contents: Commemorating 100 Years of Writers and Writing at East Carolina University | Flashbacks | Creative Writing | Food Finds | Book Reviews | NC Writers

Commemorating 100 Years of Writers and Writing at East Carolina University

  • Now the Feds Are Paying Us Not To Grow Our Best-known Carcinogen, What or What Shall We Eastern North Carolinians Export?, an essay by Allan Gurganus
    photography by Sandra Carawan and C.W. Sullivan III
  • Writing His Way Home: An Interview with Samm-Art Williams, by Laura Grace Pattillo
  • Culture at a Crossroads, an essay by Robert Morgan
    photography by Sandra Carawan
  • From "Gub'ner Green to The Story of Cabbage Green: An Appreciation of the Writings of Ovid Williams Pierce, First Writer-in-Residence at East Carolina University, by Douglas J. McMillan
  • A Region’s Face: Beyond the Stereotypes, by Ovid Williams Pierce, introduced by Laura K. Southern
    art by Kelly L. Adams and photography by Sandra Carawan
  • Searching for Hannah Crafts in Eastern North Carolina, by Gregg A. Hecimovich
  • "what poetry can do and how it can do it": An Interview with NCLR's Poetry Editor Jeffrey Franklin, by James Smith
  • Brushing Out the Tangles, Hillbilly Zen, Mountain Gathering, and Squirrelly, four poems by Jeffrey Franklin
  • Letter to Myself Twenty-Five Years Ago, by Julie Fay
    photography by Jacquelyn Tait Leebrick
  • The Poet and the Sea: Interview with Peter Makuck, by Gary Ettari
  • Roy and Deo Gratias, two poems by Peter Makuck
  • Lost Colony, a short story by Constance Pierce
    art by Abby Spangel Perry
  • Spawning Season, a short story by Erica Plouffe Lazure
    photography by Charity Jules Valentine
  • Root for the Hawk, Banish Yellow, Wear a Hat of Goldfinches, a review of Susan Meyers's South Carolina Poetry Prize Collection, by Tom Lombardo
  • The Tilt that Stumbles Me and The Day After Visiting Grace, 94, two poems by Susan Meyers
    photography by Charity Jules Valentine and art by Pamela Wallace Toll
  • Ars Poetica: An Interview with Al Maginnes,
    by Gary Ettari
  • A Broadcast from Flyover Country, a poem
    by Al Maginnes
  • Marianne Moore's Tricorn Hat, by Luke Whisnant
    photography by George Platt Lynes
  • "So much depends upon a red wheelbarrow": A Review of Luke Whisnant's Down in the Flood, by Lee Zacharias
  • Lot's Wife Speaks, a novel excerpt by Alex Albright
    art by Shelton Bryant
  • Katmandu, a one-act play by Robert Siegel
  • My Father's Library, an essay by David S. Cecelski
  • Vernon Ward's International Poems: Proletarian Poetry of the Interwar Period, by Marilyn Miller
  • The Man in the Tree, a poem by Patrick Bizzaro
    photography by Bill Byers
  • Driving Miss Molly Home, an essay by James Dodson

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Flashbacks: Echoes of Past Issues

  • Bluffs and Laurel: A Uwharrie Weekend, an essay by Thorpe Moeckel
    photography by Ben Lustig
  • Soliloquys at the Outer Banks, a poem by Carol Quinn
    photography by Sandra Carawan
  • "back to beginnings": Appalachian Women in Kathryn Stripling Byer's Wildwood Flower and Isabel Zuber's Salt, by Kristina L. Knotts

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Creative Writing

  • Genus Strombus, Species Alatus, a short story
    by Emily Stockard
    illustrated by Joyce Joines Newman
  • Night Light, 2006 Doris Betts Prize story, by Rhonda Strickland
    illustrated by Joan Mansfield
  • Opossum, a short story by Maureen A. Sherbondy
    photography by Charity Jules Valentine
  • Geraniums, a short story by Lucy Daniels
    illustrated by Joan Mansfield
  • Ortolans, a short story by Sarah Borden Wareck
    illustrated by Andrea L. Peterson
  • The Taxidermist, a short story by Forrest Anderson
    photography by Robert Puckett
  • The Miscarried, a poem by Laura Hope-Gill
    art by Shelton Bryant
  • Vanity Search and Weekend at Nantahala,
    two poems by Diana Mitchell
    art by Amy Freeman
  • Chicken Man and The Lizard Man, two poems
    by Lisa Hammond Rashley
    art by Kelly Adams

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Food Finds

  • "The Pleasures of Eating": Creating a Sustainable Community at Early Girl Eatery, by Sally Lawrence
  • Stuffed Collard Leaves, a recipe by Lorraine Hale Robinson

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Book Reviews

  • Loss and Belonging, a review of poetry collections by North Carolina's poet laureate and recent Pulitzer Prize winner, by Jeffrey Franklin
  • North Carolina Novelists Revisit the Civil War Era, a review of two historical novels, by Betina Entzminger
  • "less a memory than a darker shade," a review of three poetry collections, by James Kimbrell
  • A Classic Resurrected and an Overreaching Attempt Failed, a review of two historical novels,
    by Harriette C. Buchanan
  • Family, History, Land, a review of three poetry collections, by Tom Lombardo
  • South Watchers: Two Southerners Look Back, a review of two essay collections, by Jeff Abernathy

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North Carolina Writers

  • Dictionary of North Carolina Writers, W-Z, by Lorraine Hale Robinson
  • NC Newsbriefs

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