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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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Shannon Hayes

Shannon Hayes


(p.686) Shannon Hayes
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Writer and farmer Shannon Hayes lives with three generations of her family on Sap Bush Hollow Farm in West Fulton, New York, a rural community at the northernmost tip of Appalachia. Like many of her peers, Hayes left the region after high school. However, after receiving a BA in creative writing from Binghamton University and an MA and PhD in sustainable agriculture and community development from Cornell, she returned to the farm where she was reared and became what she calls a radical homemaker: a woman or man who focuses on a sustainable domestic life without rejecting feminist ideals. In making this choice, Hayes is part of a larger group of people who are rejuvenating communities while growing and consuming more local food....

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