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Title Backcountry : contemporary writing in West Virginia / edited by Irene McKinney.
Imprint Morgantown [W. Va.] : Vandalia Press, 2002.
Edition First edition.

Subject American literature -- West Virginia.
West Virginia -- Literary collections.
Alt Name McKinney, Irene.
Description xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition First edition.
Contents Maggie Anderson -- Mary Lee Settle -- Mark DeFoe -- Pinckney Benedict -- Tom Andrews -- Lisa Koger -- Louise McNeill -- Meredith Sue Willis -- Timothy Russell -- Lee Maynard -- Llewellyn McKernan -- Denise Giardina -- Davis Grubb -- A.E. Stringer -- Richard Currey -- John McKernan -- Breece D'j Pancake -- Victor Depta -- Ann Pancake -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Irene McKinney -- Jayne Anne Phillips.
ISBN 0937058718
0937058726 (pbk.)
OCLC # 50957293
Table of Contents
 Marginal / Maggie Anderson13
 Independence Day, Terra Alta, West Virginia 1935 / Maggie Anderson14
 Among Elms and Maples, Morgantown, West Virginia, August 1935 / Maggie Anderson15
 Mining Camp Residents, West Virginia, July, 1935 / Maggie Anderson16
 Spitting in the Leaves / Maggie Anderson17
 Long Story / Maggie Anderson18
 Ontological / Maggie Anderson21
 From Addie: A Memior / Mary Lee Settle22
 Late Winter Snow: South of Morgantown, WV / Mark DeFoe36
 Leaving the Hills / Mark DeFoe37
 Driving the Gauley River, Listening to the Radio / Mark DeFoe39
 The Former Miner Returns from His First Day as a Service Worker / Mark DeFoe40
 Air / Mark DeFoe41
 The Sutton Pie Safe / Pinckney Benedict42
 Odom / Pinckney Benedict50
 Hymning the Kanawha / Tom Andrews65
 Evening Song / Tom Andrews73
 Extended Learning / Lisa Koger74
 Memoria / Louise McNeill93
 The Roads / Louise McNeill94
 Granny Saunders / Louise McNeill95
 The Long Traveller / Louise McNeill96
 The Road / Louise McNeill98
 The River / Louise McNeill99
 Family Knots / Meredith Sue Willis100
 In Dubio / Timothy Russell107
 In Aegri Somnia / Timothy Russell108
 In Consideratione Praemissorum / Timothy Russell109
 In Actu / Timothy Russell110
 From Crum / Lee Maynard112
 Aunt Anna / Llewellyn McKernan129
 The Peaceful Kingdom / Llewellyn McKernan131
 The Only Old Timer in the Neighborhood / Llewellyn McKernan133
 In Spring / Llewellyn McKernan136
 Rondal Lloyd / Denise Giardina137
 The Burlap Bag / Davis Grubb152
 Ruins in Reverse / A. E. Stringer162
 Listen / A. E. Stringer163
 My Friend Told Me / A. E. Stringer164
 The Wars of Heaven / Richard Currey165
 On the Edge of Highway 10 North / John McKernan173
 Trilobites / Breece D'j Pancake176
 Fox Hunters / Breece D'j Pancake188
 The Mad Whore of Peachtree / Victor Depta204
 It Didn't Come from Hallmark / Victor Depta206
 When Your Ego Bloats / Victor Depta207
 Charlene's Ex / Victor Depta208
 Jolo / Ann Pancake209
 Sin Boldly / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.224
 Twilight in West Virginia: Six O'Clock Mine Report / Irene McKinney232
 Deep Mining / Irene McKinney234
 Visiting my Gravesite: Talbott Churchyard, West Virginia / Irene McKinney236
 Fodder / Irene McKinney237
 For Women Who Have Been Patient All Their Lives / Irene McKinney238
 Viridian Days / Irene McKinney240
 Cheers / Jayne Anne Phillips242
 Bess / Jayne Anne Phillips243
 A Patch of Earth / Louise McNeill259
 Night At The Commodore / Louise McNeill262
 About the Contributors267

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