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Anthology edited by Randolph professor Laura-Gray Street gets NYT shout-out

Laura-Gray Street

Laura-Gray Street

A book co-edited by Randolph College professor Laura-Gray Street was recently recommended by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Kingsolver.

In an Aug. 9 New York Times article, Kingsolver (Demon Copperhead, The Poisonwood Bible) included “A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia” in a list of recommended reads focusing on the region.

Street finished co-editing the anthology, published by the University of Georgia Press, in 2018 with support from Randolph’s Summer Research Program.

“Calling to mind an earlier era of naturalists,” the field guide “introduces trees, birds, insects and more, each with a hand-drawn illustration and a poem written in its honor, showcasing dozens of the region’s artists,” Kingsolver writes. “Where else are you going to find an ode to the Eastern Hellbender?”

Read the full article here.

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