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Four authors from ‘Anthology of Appalachian Writers’ nominated for Pushcart Prize

ISSUED: 11 January 2022
MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Costa

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Four writers from the Shepherd University Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities’ “Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Dorothy Allison” volume have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. If chosen, they will be included in “The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses” series, which has been published every year since 1976.

The “Anthology of Appalachian Writers” is a yearly publication published by the West Virginia Center for the Book and the Shepherd University Foundation. This year’s collection contains work by Dorothy Allison along with an array of other writers.

The fiction nominees from the 2021 anthology include Cat Pleska’s “Killing Time” and “Strangling Angel”; Darnell Arnoult’s “Parking,” “Closing In,” “Sleep Walking,” and “Soup”; West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman’s poems “Justice” and “Gerald”; and Ellen Wade’s “One Dollar She Has Given Me,” “Color Blind,” and “So She Told Him.”

The Dorothy Allison volume of the “Anthology of Appalachian Writers” can be purchased at the Shepherd University Bookstore and Four Seasons Books, both in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and online. The collection is supported by the West Virginia Humanities Council through the Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence project. For more information, contact the Shepherd University Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities at sshurbut@shepherd.edu.

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