Untold Arkansas: An Anthology

Untold Arkansas: An Anthology

by Erin Wood (Editor)


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In this wide-ranging, multigenre compilation, fourteen poets, writers, artists, and photographers explore the richness and complication that infuses Arkansas with its character. Untold Arkansas: An Anthology ventures into a boxing ring in the Delta, investigates roadside histories, calls forth unspoken messages that shape identity, reveals hidden lives on downtown streets and behind bathroom doors, and offers intimate portraits of everyday Arkansans. By exploring the dualities of place and our attachments to it, it highlights and holds the tension between surviving and thriving in The Natural State, considering not only how people make do in a land of both opportunity and deprivation, but how our interaction with place marks and transforms us as we grapple with its mysteries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944528966
Publisher: Et Alia Press LLC
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Erin Wood is editor of and a contributor to Scars: An Anthology, which assembles 40 works on scars of the body. Her Women Makers of Arkansas project, featuring 50+ women creatives, is forthcoming in spring 2019. Her work has appeared in Catapult, The Rumpus, Ms. Magazine's Blog, Psychology Today, Entropy, The Woven Tale Press, and elsewhere, and has been a notable in The Best American Essays. She owns and runs Et Alia Press in Little Rock, Arkansas. Visit her at woodwritingandediting.com and etaliapress.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

Brandon Markin / Helena Boxing Club 5

Megan Blankenship / Mount Olive 11

Chelsey Becker / My Black Cohosh 17

Saira Khan / Bird Girl 19

Maxine Payne / Untitled Arkansas 23

Ed Madden / When I was a young animal and Country of Origin 27

Meikel Church / Assemblage 29

Justin Booth / Before 30

Laura Raborn / People and Places: Paintings of My Home 31

Wendy Taylor Carlisle / Neglected Histories 36

Matt White / Strangers Along the Way 40

Joanne Meeks / Cherokee Roots Art Collection 45

Bethany May / Poser 48

Jeannie Fowler Rodriguez Stone / Liminal Landscapes 59

Contributors 62

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