ETSU’s ‘Appalachian Places’ produces latest edition

Published 9:50 am Tuesday, August 8, 2023

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JOHNSON CITY – There’s poetry from Maurice Manning, one of Appalachia’s most celebrated poets. A pair of writers look at the importance of railroads to the growth, economics and culture of early Appalachian mountain towns. One author reflects on the shared culture between her home in Ghana and the Appalachian mountains, where she presently resides.
These stories and more are a part of the next edition of “Appalachian Places,” a digital magazine created by East Tennessee State University’s Center of Excellence for Appalachian Studies and Services.
“‘Appalachian Places’ is a platform to highlight the people, places, cultures, ideas and issues related to our Appalachian region,” said Mark Rutledge, managing editor of the magazine. “We are thrilled to help tell these important stories.”
The publication builds on the legacy of “Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine,” a print magazine published by ETSU for 32 years. “Appalachian Places” shares photo essays, book and music reviews, news and feature articles and more.
The latest edition will be emailed to subscribers this week. Read the stories at To learn more about the publication or to be added to the subscriber list, visit here.
ETSU is home to a vibrant academic community, with faculty and staff often winning competitive grants and fellowships.  

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