Friday, January 20, 2012

Some Tall Southern Pines

In the short life of GNARLED OAK, KNOTTY PINE, I've been lucky to host stories and poems by some talented Kentucky writers. January's post honors these folks.

"The Fight", by Sheldon Lee Compton was the first story by a guest author to cast it's long shadow across our page.

"Ground", by Jarrid Deaton (like Sheldon, an editor at WRONG TREE REVIEW) was published soon after. Slap that child and show her you love her.

The Book of Hotels, by Nicholas Shaner came out in the following year, on the heels of some late night readings at the Black Feather Cafe'. (A poem of my own took root in that same fertile soil.)

Finally, Crutches Are for Hanging, by Sheldon Compton, was the most recent contribution. Amen, Brother.

A link to each of these stories has been added, upper right. Also, the submissions policy has been modified slightly, and reprinted below. I look forward to reading your work.

"GNARLED OAK, KNOTTY PINE focuses on the working class experience in rural Appalachia and The Deep South. If reading your work feels like listening to a song by David Allen Coe, send it to randywords at gmail dot com. I will respond."