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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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The Appalachian Renaissance

The Appalachian Renaissance

(p.297) Part VII The Appalachian Renaissance
Writing Appalachia
Jessie Graves, Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

In Appalachian literature, the 1960s through the 1990s saw a creative explosion that is sometimes referred to as the Appalachian Renaissance. Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, and Drama all experienced growth, attention, and flourishing during this period. Appalachian Renaissance authors in all genres display a greater diversity than previously represented in the region’s literature. This section is broken into four subsections, one for each genre.

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