Review: Robert Gipe on Chris Hamby‘s “Soul Full of Coal Dust”

How does one tell the story of a place not one’s own in a way that honors the lived experience of its inhabitants? Here in the coalfields of Appalachia, we have myriad important tellings of our own story. Newspapers like The Mountain Eagle; journalists-turned-author like Sharon Hatfield; scholars like Jessica Wilkerson and Karida L. Brown; poets like Sa…

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