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Title Bloodroot : reflections on place by Appalachian women writers / Joyce Dyer, editor.
Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [1998]

Subject American literature -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Women and literature -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- History -- 20th century.
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Women authors, American -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Biography.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Women -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Intellectual life.
Women -- Southern States -- Intellectual life.
Regionalism in literature.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- In literature.
Southern States -- In literature.
Alt Name Dyer, Joyce.
Description ix, 302 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-302).
Contents Flowering ivy / Shelia Kay Adams -- Border states / Lisa Alther -- The mountains dark and close around me / Maggie Anderson -- Sound / Marilou Awiakta -- Root hog, or die / Artie Ann Bates -- Deep water / Kathryn Stripling Byer -- Good questions / Jo Carson -- Paradise in Price Hollow / Lou V.P. Crabtree -- All this, and honeysuckles too / Doris Diosa Davenport -- Mutant in bandana / Hilda Downer -- "The past is never dead. It's not even past" / Wilma Dykeman -- Women born to be strong / Sidney Saylor Farr -- Salt-water geechee mounds / Nikky Finney -- No scapin the booger man / Denise Giardina -- 400 Mulvaney Street / Nikki Giovanni -- Uncle Orphy / Gail Godwin -- The standing people / Ellesa Clay High -- Writing in the smokehouse / Lisa Koger -- Voiceplace / George Ella Lyon -- Keepers of the legends / Sharyn McCrumb -- Letter from a poet in West Virginia / Llewellyn McKernan -- A natural history / Heather Ross Miller -- Leaving Pre-Appalachia / Elaine Fowler Palencia -- Premature burial / Jayne Anne Phillips -- Counting the sums / Rita Sims Quillen -- The song about the story, the story behind the song / Jean Ritchie -- Westward from Bald Mountain / Bettie Sellers -- The search for the Beulah Quintet / Mary Lee Settle -- Piddlin' / Anne Shelby -- Big Stone Gap / Betsy Sholl -- Appalachian loaves and fishes / Bennie Lee Sinclair -- Inside discoveries / Barbara Smith -- Terrain of the heart / Lee Smith -- This house and this world / Jane Stuart -- An inquiry into who my grandmother really was / Meredith Sue Willis.
ISBN 0813120594 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 37884889
Table of Contents
 Flowering Ivy / Sheila Kay Adams16
 Border States / Lisa Alther21
 The Mountains Dark and Close around Me / Maggie Anderson31
 Sound / Marilou Awiakta40
 Root Hog, or Die / Artie Ann Bates52
 Deep Water / Kathryn Stripling Byer61
 Good Questions / Jo Carson71
 Paradise in Price Hollow / Lou V. P. Crabtree80
 All This, and Honeysuckles Too / Doris Diosa Davenport87
 Mutant in Bandana / Hilda Downer98
 "The Past Is Never Dead, It's Not Even Past" / Wilma Dykeman105
 Women Born to Be Strong / Sidney Saylor Farr111
 Salt-Water Geechee Mounds / Nikky Finney120
 No Scapin the Booger Man / Denise Giardina128
 400 Mulvaney Street / Nikki Giovanni132
 Uncle Orphy / Gail Godwin140
 The Standing People / Ellesa Clay High146
 Writing in the Smokehouse / Lisa Koger153
 Voiceplace / George Ella Lyon167
 Keepers of the Legends / Sharyn McCrumb175
 Letter from a Poet in West Virginia / Llewellyn McKernan187
 A Natural History / Heather Ross Miller192
 Leaving Pre-Appalachia / Elaine Fowler Palencia200
 Premature Burial / Jayne Anne Phillips209
 Counting the Sums / Rita Sims Quillen218
 The Song about the Story - The Story behind the Song / Jean Ritchie225
 Westward from Bald Mountain / Bettie Sellers233
 The Search for the Beulah Quintet / Mary Lee Settle243
 Piddlin' / Anne Shelby247
 Big Stone Gap / Betsy Sholl253
 Appalachian Loaves and Fishes / Bennie Lee Sinclair261
 Inside Discoveries / Barbara Smith272
 Terrain of the Heart / Lee Smith277
 This House and This World / Jane Stuart282
 An Inquiry into Who My Grandmother Really Was / Meredith Sue Willis289
 Works Cited298

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