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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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Denise Giardina

Denise Giardina

1951–

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(p.713) Denise Giardina
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Writing Appalachia
Author(s):
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0103

Born in Bluefield, West Virginia, Denise Giardina experienced the uncertainties of life in a coal camp firsthand. Her grandfather and two uncles were coal miners, her father was a bookkeeper for the coal company, and her mother was a nurse. When Giardina was twelve, her father was laid off and the family moved to Charleston, West Virginia. After graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1973, Giardina earned a master’s of divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1979 and taught at West Virginia State University. She is an activist for environmental and social justice, an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church, and a former third-party candidate for governor of West Virginia....

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