Burnt House to Paw Paw: Appalachian Notes

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Hard Press Editions, 1997 - Travel - 132 pages
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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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Merrill Gilfillan was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio, in 1945 and studied literature at the Universities of Michigan and Iowa. His first book of poems appeared in 1970. Recent publications from Flood Editions include RED MAVIS, UNDANCEABLE, SELECTED POEMS 1965-2000, THE BARK OF THE DOG, and Harpsichord Hills (Horse Less Press), as well as a collection of alfresco essays, THE WARBLER ROAD. A sheaf of landscape drawings called Distant Rivers appeared in 2012. He lives in Colorado.

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