Poetry as Prayer--Appalachian Women Speak 

edited by Denise R. McKinney

                        Cover art by Elizabeth Ellison  
Poetry Prayer Appalachian Women Denise McKinney   

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Poetry as Prayer, 149 pages,
ISBN 1893239292  softcover, $14.00.

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The painting on the front cover is by artist Elizabeth Ellison. See her other work on-line at  ElizabethEllisonWatercolors.com 

It is impressive to see the way in which these Appalachian women poets word their prayers and meditations as easily as they breathe. It is as if the thoughts flowed onto the mountain air as quietly as an evening breeze.
---Bettie Sellers, Poet Laureate of Georgia 1997

Reading the words of these Appalachian women expands the meaning of prayer. The poems reveal the writers' faith, joy, loss, sufferings, and redemption through their personal relationships with God. Their honest sincerity transcends religious differences and offers understanding, hope, and comfort to all.
---Judi Jennings, Author, Director of The Kentucky Foundation for Women

n this rich collection of poems, as women explore and celebrate their spirituality, they discover the sacredness and inspiration to be found in everyday life--in good spring water and snowy days, gardens and overgrown fields, work and gospel songs, children and the Milky Way. These writers help us to see the relevance of poetry and its potential to satisfy our unending need to be heard and find meaning in our lives.
---Sandra L. Ballard, Editor, Appalachian Journal and Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia

--- Contributing poets ---

Karen Adams
Evelyn Pearl Anderson
Ruth Ann Antle
Trish Ayers
Rebecca Bailey
Rosemary Gillum Bailey
Evelyn McAmis Bales
Carolyn Bertram-Arnold
Jenny Galloway Browning
Norma Buchanan
Linda Caldwell
Vickie Cimprich
Faye W. Click
Anne Congleton
Hannah Cook
Sarah L. Cornett-Hagen
Lisa Day-Lindsey
Sylvia DeLee Davis
Christine Delea
Naneki Elliott
Normandi Ellis
Sidney Saylor Farr
Madeline Flannery-Kincer
Wanda Fries
Janice Harris
Yolanda Harrison-Price
Jean Blevins Harding
Maude Hyden Hensley
Dory L. Hudspeth
Carol Ingram
Vada L. Johnson
Carole Johnston
Libby Falk Jones
Sandi Keaton-Wilson
Leatha Kendrick
Sharon Kidd
Carrie Kincaid
Janie Lee
Gail Livesay
George Ella Lyon
Cathy McCarty Maggard
Linda Maxwell
Denise Roberts McKinney
Loretta Martin Murrey
Anne Newman
Mary O'Dell
Sandy Parks
Melodie Past
Betty Peterson
Sheila Nickles Pigman
Barbara Popyach
Mary Purkey
Margaret Ricketts
Lisa Rowell
Dorothy Hopkins Schnare
Lynn Short
Gloria Stanton
Sandra Stidham
Sandy Taylor
Connie Thompson
Ila Ulrich
Wilma Gayle Waddell
Barbara Wade
Sarah Elizabeth Kateri Watson
Brenda White
Marianne Worthington