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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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Anne Shelby

Anne Shelby

1948–

Chapter:
(p.520) Anne Shelby
Source:
Writing Appalachia
Author(s):
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0077

Teacher, activist, poet, and singer/songwriter Anne Shelby was born in Berea, Kentucky. Throughout her life, she has defined herself by her connection to home—and against that connection as well. Though she acknowledges the beauty of her rural Kentucky farmhouse and the historical roots that characterize her home, she does not shy away from writing about Appalachia’s problems, past and present, including methamphetamine use, divisive politics, endemic poverty, and mountaintop removal coal mining....

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