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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Louise McNeill

Louise McNeill


(p.252) Louise McNeill
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Louise McNeill was born in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, on the farm where her family had lived since 1769. After studying at Middlebury College with Robert Frost and attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, McNeill received her doctorate from West Virginia University. During her thirty-year tenure as a professor of English and history, she also became an active opponent of strip mining and participated in the first Earth Day in 1970. Governor Jay Rockefeller appointed McNeill West Virginia’s poet laureate in 1979, a position that she held until her death in 1993....

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