The Border of Nowhere and Nowhere

Monday, March 7, 2011

from The Edge of Light: Wendover; Brian Rosa and Adam Ryder I’ve recently had the chance to correspond with Josh Wallaert, the assistant editor of Places, “an interdisciplinary…

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Bred and Buttered: Ozark Women On Screen

Thursday, February 24, 2011

film still from Winter’s Bone By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Rural Correspondent   The 83rd Academy Awards will be aired live this Sunday. I’m thankful the one station that…

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Rural Poetry Series: Lorine Niedecker

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

photograph by Bonnie Roub; from the Electronic Poetry Center The Brontës had their moors, I have my marshes. Two weeks ago we featured the first of a series…

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The M12: A New Vision For The High Plains

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Black Hornet racecar at the I-76 Speedway; designed by the M12 Last week we discussed Richard Saxton, a Colorado-based artist whose work considers the intersections of artistic…

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A Rye Whiskey Rural Arts Metaphor?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Templeton’s home-grown rye crop; from the distillery’s blog We occasionally like to dwell on issues of food culture and the culinary arts that have a particular rural connection…

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Richard Saxton’s Vernacular Landscapes

Monday, February 7, 2011

from The Research Archive; 5.5” x 8.5” A number of recent posts have dealt with various concepts of “the vernacular” across the arts of poetry, music and photography;…

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The Texas Crossroads Cowboy Gathering

Friday, February 4, 2011

photograph from a recent Texas Crossroads Cowboy Gathering By Beth Nobles, Art of the Rural Correspondent There’s no question about Bob Kinford’s occupation when you meet the founder…

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Reconsidering Grant Wood’s Revolt

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

This morning The Daily Yonder  published an excellent review of Grant Wood: A Life, a new study of the legendary regionalist painter by R. Tripp Evans. Within her…

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Two Years Later In One Rural Town

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

a screenshot from the video posted below A little over two years ago, Senator Barack Obama campaigned through the Ohio Valley on the eve of the presidential election. …

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Chris Sauter’s Rural Installations

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mind/Body Split, 2008; graphite and spray-paint on MDF, 17″x17″ installed Today we would like to return to the work of Chris Sauter, the Texas-based artist whose writings on…

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