Rural Poetry Series: James Still

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

“James Still at his cabin on Dead Mare Branch, on his 80th birthday, July 16, 1986;” Tom Eblen Today in the Rural Poetry Series we turn to the…

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Remembering Hazel Dickens

Saturday, May 7, 2011

As most of our readers know, Hazel Dickens passed away about two weeks ago, on April 22nd. Amid the many remembrances, here are a few sites that add…

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Wendell Berry Joins Sit-In in Kentucky Governor’s Office

Friday, February 11, 2011

photograph via the Kentuckians For The Commonwealth At this hour Wendell Berry has joined a group of about 20 Kentuckians, who are engaging in a non-violent sit-in, requesting…

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In Memory of Charlie Louvin

Friday, January 28, 2011

 Associated Press photograph Charlie Louvin’s passing this Wednesday has inspired many wonderful remembrances and commentaries; here’s a short collection of these responses. Together, they offer a rich collage…

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Hamper McBee: Raw Mash

Friday, January 7, 2011

After a visit yesterday to the Folkstreams archive, I discovered that Hampber McBee: Raw Mash is now streaming online. Folks might remember that last summer the Twos &…

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Following The Winding Stream

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

photograph by Beth Harrington; The Winding Stream Facebook page I owe it to [this interview] that I was granted, to make sure it sees the light of day….

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Stories From The Hardest Year

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

photograph by The Hardest Year Last week The Daily Yonder continued its analysis of the changing demograhics in rural America; in this latest report Roberto Gallardo and Bill…

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Filming The Coal War

Thursday, August 19, 2010

photograph from Brett Marshall In the months since we began this website, we’ve tried, whenever possible, to share artists’ responses to Mountaintop Removal. In past posts we’ve shared…

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Remembering The High Lonesome

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Roscoe Holcomb, Daisy, Kentucky, 1959 by John Cohen In the seven months since we began The Art of The Rural, the work of John Cohen has returned again…

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Coal, The Media, And The University

Friday, July 9, 2010

photograph via The Rural Blog On Wednesday The Rural Blog shared the above image and it’s story: this week a coal industry golf event in Prestonburg, Kentucky was…

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