Burnt House to Paw Paw: Appalachian notes
Merrill Gilfillan is the award-winning short story writer and poet whose Magpie Rising: Sketches from the Great Plains, won the first PEN/Martha Albrand Award for non-fiction. Five years later, Gilfillan returns to the genre with a new collection of poetic essays that grew from his travels along the folkloric backroads of Appalachia.
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Review: Burnt House to Paw PawUser Review - Jeff Hamilton - Goodreads
Gilfillan's method, he says, is to write as he drives -- a new twist on the al fresca approach from Magpie Rising, his Sauerian essays from the Great Plains. Burnt House to Paw Paw is a long essay ... Read full review