By Jeremy Dae Paden
Rebecca Gayle Howell’s first full-length book, Render: An Apocalypse, which won the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize for 2012 is beautiful. Read more
ex-App: An ex-Appalachian (in abbreviated form, ex-App) is a person temporarily or permanently residing outside of Appalachia, the region of their upbringing, heritage or heart. Example: Bob’s an ex-App, he lives here in Seattle now, but hails from Southwest Virginia and is totally back home proud.
Urban Appalachian: An Appalachian living in one of the region’s cities or a city on the region’s fringes.
Urba-lachia: What happens when you say urban Appalachia real fast.