Thursday, June 7, 2012

Still: A Journal features the work of Savannah Sipple and Rosemary Royston

I'm so happy to be able to read the work of two former Spalding students at Still: The Journal. Here's the link to a series of persona poems by Savannah Sipple that focus on the lives lived in Appalachia: a miner, high school students and an adolescent. Rosemary Royston's poems are lyrics about mountains too, but also water and waves in a very different Southern landscape. They present a nice contrast, but both poets are deeply attached to their particular places in the world. And both poets are absolutely worth following into the future! Check them out and while you're at it check out this new magazine Still. It's worth following, too.
 
http://www.stilljournal.net/

Savannah Sipple is from Beattyville, Kentucky, and is currently working on a collection of persona poems that are set in one small Appalachian town.  Her work has been featured in Appalachian Heritage, The Louisville Review, New Southerner, and Motif 3: All the Livelong Day. She writes about poetry at structure and style.

Rosemary Royston holds an MFA in Writing from Spalding University and is a lecturer at Young Harris College. Her chapbook Splitting the Soil is forthcoming from Redneck Press. Rosemary’s poetry has been published in journals such as The Comstock Review, Main Street Rag, Coal Hill Review, FutureCycle, and Alehouse.

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