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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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Crystal Wilkinson

Crystal Wilkinson

1962–

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(p.539) Crystal Wilkinson
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Writing Appalachia
Author(s):
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0083

Reared by her grandparents on their farm in the Indian Creek community of Casey County, Kentucky, Crystal Wilkinson writes fiction, poetry, and essays about the rural and small-town experiences of African Americans in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Wilkinson’s exploration of this overlooked element of the contemporary African American experience places her in a group of Kentucky artists associated with the Affrilachian Poets, of which Wilkinson was a founding member. Inspired by poet Frank X Walker’s concept of “Affrilachia,” an acknowledgment of the African American presence in and influence on Appalachia, Wilkinson and her colleagues have explored African American connections to rural and small-town places, families, and communities. Wilkinson’s work includes two volumes of short stories—...

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