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(2008) edited by Jessie Janeshek and Jesse Graves.
The Guild's 8th anthology! Buy your copy online now, or at area book sellers.
"... I am struck
by the range of voices here, the details of memory, the visionary leaps;
but I am also struck by what these voices have in common....Such a perspective
allows us to see our own lives, our histories, and the paths we’ve
taken with a measure of honesty. That’s exactly what we ask of literature,
and what literature asks, in turn, of us—to be reminded of what we’ve
—Maurice Manning, author of A Companion for Owls and Bucolics
"Outscape is a
beautiful collection, bursting at the seams with some of the best fiction,
poetry, and essays of the region....this is an anthology that showcases
the incredible depth of talent we have in this lyrical place while offering
pieces that are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always thought-provoking."
—Silas House, author of A Parchment of Leaves and The Coal Tattoo
A Knoxville Christmas 2007 collection edited by Cyn Mobley.
Read over 267 pages from 45 Guild-member authors & artists--a perfect gift for friends and family. Just in time for you holiday gifts!
Low Explosions: Writings on the Body (2006) is our seventh anthology. Low Explosions: Writings on the Body, a collection of stories, essays, poems, and illustrations from 97 contributors in some way related to the human body. "All of the pieces contend with some major explosion, whether actual--heart attacks and orgasms--or metaphorical--the authors's realization that he or she is 'that age' or 'that weight' or 'that color'," editor Casie Fedukovich writes in the introduciton. "Explosions, on any scale, are disruptive,but many of the pieces [in the book] move beyond the initial eruption of body, mind, or spirit to bring the reader to a quiet and satisfied end."
Ed. Casie Fedukovich with Steve Sparks (2006)
anthology, Migrants & Stowaways
, is your ticket to an around-the-world journey. You'll read about
the architecture of Gandhi's house in India, a 1940s bicycle trip
through Europe, a doctor who moves his family to the Philippines,
and a family who immigrates from Argentina.
Just when you start to get homesick, our writers will steer you back to the region with stories, poems, essays and memoirs about Appalachia, the French Broad River, and breaking the law in Kentucky.
The final section of the book explores those journeys we take with our minds more than our bodies. Complemented by eighteen compelling photographs, Migrants & Stowaways will make you as well traveled as any frequent flyer.
Ed. Emily Dziuban with Kristin Robertson (2004)
Literary Lunch (2002), a food anthology with poetry, short stories, memoirs, and essays with a few recipes thrown in, was published in October 2002. Featuring writers from Tennessee and thirteen other states, this anthology is edited by Jeannette Brown with Flossie McNabb.
the Same Air (2001)
Eds. Doris Ivie and Leslie M. LaChance
Published by Celtic Cat Publishers , this anthology of 83 authors and artists presents poetry, essays, short stories, and photo-essays that deal with contemporary matters of community, relationships, the creative process, and the environment--all from contributors throughout the East Tennessee region.
Introduction by Edye Ellis, co-chair of Nine Counties, One Vision.
Voices from the Valley (1994)
Ed. Jeanne McDonald
Published in October 1994, this anthology contains 50 selections of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written by members and honorary members of the guild.
All Around Us: Poems from the Valley (1996)
Eds. Linda Parsons and Candance Reaves
Blue Ridge Publishing, Greenville, SC
This 1996 anthology features an introduction by Don Williams and the work of nearly 75 Knoxville and regional poets. Also included are the winners of the Libba Moore Gray Poetry Prize and the Young Writer's Prize.
The Voice of Memory (1998)
Ed. Jeanne McDonald
Printed in June 1998 and featuring an introduction by John Rice Irwin, creator and director of the Museum of Appalachia, this volume includes over 80 memoirs resulting from four workshops offered in the area. Senior citizens, both accomplished and inexperienced, were encouraged to submit entries. Sorry! Out of print.