Catte, Elizabeth. What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, Belt Publishing, 2018.

Fernheimer, Jan. Stepping into Zion: Hatzaad Harishon, Black Jews, and the Remaking of Jewish Identity, University of Alabama Press, 2014.

Gipe, Robert. Trampoline, Ohio University Press, 2015.

Gipe, Robert. Weedeater, Ohio University Press, 2018.

Howell, Rebecca Gayle. American Purgatory, Eyewear Publishing, 2017.

Howell, Rebecca Gayle. Render: An Apocalypse, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2013.

Lee, Edward. Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting Pot Cuisine, Workman Publishing, 2018.

Lundy, Ronni. Victuals: An Appalachian Journey with Recipes, Clarkson Potter, 2016.

Walker, Frank X. About Flight, Accents Publishing, 2015.

Walker, Frank X. Ink Stains and Watermarks: New and Uncollected Poems, Duncan Hall Press, 2017.

Wilkinson, Crystal. The Birds of Opulence, The University Press of Kentucky, 2018.


Catte, Elizabeth. “Liberal Shaping of Appalachia: Inside the Media Elite’s Obsession with the Hillbilly Problem.” Salon, 21 March 2017. 

“The Dish: Chef Ouita Michel.” CBS This Morning, 2 July 2016.

Meza, Alexis. “Ky. voices: Alexis Meza recounts 13-hour walk across the desert toward her American dream.” Lexington Herald-Ledger, 27 July 2014.

Roberts, Carolanne Griffith. “Southern Chef Salute: Ouita Michel.” Southern Living.

Smith, Lora. “Mas Manteca, More Lard.” Gravy.

Smith, Lora and Wey, Tunde. “Dinner in Appalachia: Finding Common Ground in Trump Country.” The Salt, 7  January  2017.

Wilkinson, Crystal. “Shit, We’re All Consequences of Something.” The Oxford American, March 2018.


Black Soil

Higher Ground [Robert Gipe]

In These Fields: A Folk Opera [Sam Gleaves and Silas House]

Kentucky Dream Coalition [Alexis Meza]

The Lee Initiative [Edward Lee and Lindsey Ofcacek]

Tuk Tuk [Sam Fore]

Oral Histories/Podcasts/Films

“Bluegrass Bios – Black Soil: Our Better Nature” Lexington Community Radio, 6 March 2018.

Bluegrass and Birria. SFA Oral History Project. 2015-2017.

Bluegrass Tacos. Gravy podcast. 13 July 2017.

Mexington. SFA film profiling 2017 Ruth  Fertel Keeper of the Flame Winner Laura Patricia Ramirez.