Elaine Fowler Palencia

Going Places

New poetry collection


In Going Places, Elaine Fowler Palencia’s third poetry chapbook, she continues to explore the themes of her two collections of Appalachian fiction: identity rooted in place and family, exile and return, childhood, and lost Edens. Grounded in history and the western literary tradition, these poems bring together imagery from fairy tales, the Civil War, bluegrass music, spectral visits, Abraham Lincoln, mountaintop removal, regional speech, and Greek statuary to make surprising connections. The poetry is imbued with the grace, gentle irony, humor, and social concern of her distinctive storyteller's voice.

For sale on amazon.com, at the Folk Art Center in Morehead KY, and in the Marie Stewart Gift Shop at Hindman Settlement School, Hindman KY

Selected Works

Nonfiction
Poetry
Palencia's third poetry chapbook illuminates her Appalachian short story collections.
Sequel to Taking the Train
Fiction
A short story collection set in eastern Kentucky.
Returns to Blue Valley, the fictional location in eastern Kentucky of the highlyacclaimed Small Caucasian Woman.

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