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Shantyboat is the story of a leisurely journey down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. For most people such a journey is the stuff that dreams are made of, but for Harlan and Anna Hubbard it became a cherished reality. In the fall of 1944 they built a houseboat, small but neatly accommodated to their needs, on the bank of the Ohio near Cincinnati, and in it after a pause of two years they set out to drift down the river. In their small craft, the Hubbards became one with the flow of the river and its changing weathers. An artist by profession, Harlan Hubbard records with graceful ease the many facets of their life on the river-the panorama of fields and woods, summer gardening, foraging expeditions for nuts and berries, dangers from storms and treacherous currents, the quiet solitude of the mists of early morning. Their life is sustained by the provender of bank and stream, useful things made and found, and mutual aid and wisdom from people met along the journey. It is a life marked by simplicity and independence, strenuous at times, but joyous, with leisure for painting and music, for observation and contemplation.
Harlan Hubbard was Kentucky's Thoreau, and his journals are intimate records of a life lived in harmony with nature. For more than fifty years the artist, writer, and homesteader described daily activities and recorded keen observations as he sought to live simply and authentically. The third and climactic volume of his journals, Payne Hollow Journal, contains entries from the years he and his wife, Anna, lived at their Payne Hollow home along the Ohio River's Kentucky shore. There they mastered the arts of country life, building their own stone and timber house in 1952 and raising their own food. To live with nature was not a novel experience for the couple; earlier they had floated down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans on their homemade shantyboat. Hubbard described this journey in Shantyboat Journal, the basis for his Shantyboat and Shantyboat on the Bayous. By turns poetic and practical, Payne Hollow Journal celebrates nature's intense beauty and sometimes harsh realities as perhaps only an artist can see them. Here Hubbard reveals how dedication to work that provides sustenance -- gardening, wood chopping, fishing, foraging, and raising goats-can also be fulfilling. Don Wallis's arrangement of the Payne Hollow entries reflects the seasonal changes in Hubbard and his life as well as in the natural world around him. At the beginning of this volume Hubbard writes, "When we are away from Payne Hollow, that place does not seem real or possible.... It is hard to explain our situation, to give reasons for our living this way to people who have no understanding or sympathy." A visit to the Hubbards' home through Payne Hollow Journal is ample explanation for anyone who has yearned to lead a life of simplicity and purpose.
Since the publication of Shantyboat: A River Way of Life in 1953, Harlan Hubbard achieved a wide reputation as a modern-day Thoreau. Not content simply to advocate a life of simplicity and self-sufficiency, Hubbard and his wife Anna in 1944 built with their own hands a houseboat on the banks of the Ohio near Cincinnati and in 1946 set out on a leisurely, five-year journey down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Shantyboat, Hubbard's recounting of their journey to New Orleans, and Payne Hollow: Life on the Fringe of Society, his sequel telling of their life in a corner of rural Kentucky after their return, won him a host of readers. Shantyboat on the Bayous is the middle chapter of the Hubbard saga. It tells of Harlan and Anna's voyage of explorations into the remote reaches of Louisiana. For more than a year after reaching New Orleans, the Hubbards meandered through the lush Cajun country on the Intracoastal Waterway, along Bayou Lafourche, thought the marshes around Avery Island, and finally up the storied Bayou Teche toward the farthest point of navigation. The story of these travels, along with the author's illustrations of the bayou country, offers a portrait of one of the most unusual and least-known regions of our country and of the people who inhabit it. In this book, the Hubbards once again demonstrate their gift for living in simple and eloquent harmony with the land. As Don Wallis notes in his foreword, Shantyboat on the Bayous completes Hubbard's autobiography of "the life he shared with Anna, self-created and self-sustained, difficult and joyful, full of achievement and discovery, diligence, pleasure, and reward." Here is a jewel of a travel book, certain to be treasured by Hubbard's many admirers and discovered by scores of new ones.
Harlan and Anna Hubbard, newly married in middle age, build the boat of their dreams and drift down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Harlan is an artist and a writer with a poet's eye for the beauty of the world. Anna is a musician and an elegant master of the arts of graceful living. For seven years (1944-1951) the Hubbards make their home on their little boat, drifting with the river, camping on the land. Together they learn how to create and sustain a self-sufficient way of life that is infinitely fulfilling. It is a "river way of life" -- free-flowing, endowed with the love of nature, the discovery of community, the rewards of good work, and the joy of creativity. The journal is a witness to history, embracing the gentle spirit of an America now lost to modern "progress." It is one of the most significant renderings in our literature of a deeply felt sense of place. Out of this journal grew Harlan Hubbard's enduring classic, Shantyboat, and his idyllic Shantyboat on the Bayous. His later Payne Hollow is a Thoreauvian testament to the values embodied in the homesteading life the Hubbards lived for four decades after they completed their epic river journey. Their life together has been praised by Wendell Berry as "one of the finest accomplishments of our time." The Shantyboat Journal reveals its creation.
"Hubbard was a gifted writer, but during his lifetime he was better known as an artist. He painted in both oil and watercolor, but over the years he also cut and printed approximately 170 woodcuts. It was in this medium that his potential as an artist was most full realized."
"The play was first published in The southern review. The woodcut ... is taken from The woodcuts of Harlan Hubbard"--Title page verso.
"This chapbook was handset in Garamond and Garamont type and printed on a hand-fed C & P. 1200 copies were printed on Mohawk Superfine paper and sewn into a Curtis paper cover. 75 copies were printed on dampened Biblio paper and handbound by Carolyn Whitesel. The illustration is a photoengraving of a woodcut by Harlan Hubbard. Design, composition, printing & sewing by Deborah Kessler, Leslie Shane, Jean Somerville & Gray Zeitz at Larkspur Press [no.] 66 [signature] Wendell Berry"--Colophon.
VHS video; 28 minutes. Produced by KET (Kentucky Educational Television); Videographer, Gale Worth; editor, Otis Ballard; host, Byron Crawford. A tribute to the rustic lifestyle of Kentucky artist Harlan Hubbard and his wife, Anna. The couple had a deep respect for nature and chose to live in simplicity in Payne Hollow, Kentucky. Although the couple lived without electricity in a remote area along the banks of the Ohio River, their lives were filled with art and music. Their legacy is one that is both admired by many and emulated by some. Includes interviews with friends, associates and collectors of his art.
"Includes 20 color plates of Hubbard's own paintings, along with several photographs of Anna and Harlan Hubbard. Wendell Berry is also the author of Tobacco Harvest: An Elegy. See other books in the series Blazer Lectures.
All have been given a measure of faith, which at times is truly put to the test. This testing of one's faith is the catalyst that ultimately causes that measure to increase. Water-Walking Faith shares a testimony of how God took the author from a time of testing, where the rubber meets the road, to a point of healing and wholeness. By reading this book, the reader will be encouraged and inspired in their own walk of faith.
Poems; 61 pages. The epilogue contains part of a previous presentation given by the author entitled: "Monologue: Woman to Woman, from Africa to Appalachia". Hudson describes her discovery of her African and African American heritage while first attending Berea College and her eventual return to her beloved home in the mountains of Appalachia after a successful career in Indiana and Ohio. She describes an identity of being both Appalachian and black, sometimes referred to as "Afrilachian."
Kentucky has more cancer diagnoses and cancer-related deaths than any other state in the nation, and most of these cases are concentrated in the fifty-four counties that constitute the Appalachian region of the commonwealth. These high rankings can be attributed to factors such as elevated smoking rates, unhealthy eating habits, lower levels of education, and limited access to health care. What is lost in the statistics is just how life-changing cancer can be -- something that editors Nathan L. Vanderford, Lauren Hudson, and Chris Prichard have endeavored to address. The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia features essays written by a group of twenty high school and five undergraduate students, all of whom are residents of Kentucky's Appalachian region and are participants in the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center's Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) program. These authentic and candid student essays detail the effects of cancer diagnoses and deaths on individuals, families, friends, and communities, and proclaim these cases as more than nameless statistics. The authors shed light on personal cancer stories in hopes of inspiring readers to avoid cancer-risk behaviors, get involved with cancer-prevention initiatives, give generously, and uplift cancer patients and their loved ones. With contributions by Ethan Tiller; Haleigh Thompson; Holly Dickens; Julie Kiser; Kaitlin Schumaker; Katelyn Nigro; Kinley Lewis; Lauren K. Collett; Matthew Melton; Megan Schlosser; Natalie Barker; Nolan Marcum; Rachel Collins; Shahid Jabbar; Solomon Patton; Spencer Shelton; William Adams; Zachary Hall; Abigail Isaacs; Alyviah Newby; Susanna Goggans; Andrew Davison; Brianna Reyes; Carrigan Wasilchenko; and Emory Wilds.
Lauren Hudson steps out of the classroom to give us a no-nonsense lesson on making it in America by following the lives of three friends and their climb to success. Her father, Robert Hudson, adds lessons and tips from our history with a clear eye on building the American Dream. Starting young will increase our children's ability to achieve financial independence through education, hard work, and perseverance lessons and values we know, but sometimes get lost in our ever increasing political environment. How successful can our youth be in America? If we create the best business climate in the world, there is no limit. Can Isabella, a once poor, unpopular girl, with no friends, someday become a business owner, a Governor, or even President of the United States? In America, anything is possible.
"America's youth will soon be leading our country. How successful can they become? There is no limit. Dee, a poor boy, struggles to overcome obstacles in school and in life. He later strives to run a business and lead his family to the American dream. Cathy, a poor girl, yearns for recognition and acceptance. She later reaches out to those in need and labors to help transform her hometown. Cathy and Dee experience success, setbacks, heartache, and joy as they make their way in the world. Isn't it time for a new "greatest generation?" Students who read It Can Be Done will be inspired to learn, live and lead with traits which build success, such as hope, education, hard work, promoting freedom, and more. Their success can lead to America's sustained renewal."--
Ascension Trilogy, book 1. "Desdemona, Felix and Jinx live as only children in their ordinary houses with their ordinary parents. But on their fifteenth birthdays, at the stroke of midnight they come to realize nothing is as it seems. Thrown into a world completely unknown, they learn the identity of their biological mother, Jane Anchor, a member of the mysterious Asterian race and a woman whose goal is terror and destruction. As the Anchor kids enter The House, a group of Asterians who secretly co-exist with us to help mankind, Jane sets a plot in motion to lure her progeny to a fortress atop Truchas Peak. Seven days is all the Anchor kids have to liberate Asterians from Jane's threatened reign of terror. Can three naïve, yet powerful kids confront evil and preserve a community of guardian angels on earth?"-- Back cover.
The Ascension Trilogy, book 2. The Deception, second in The Ascension trilogy, finds triplets Felix, Jinx, and Desdemona Anchor with little time to bask in the glory of their victory over Jane and her army of captive Asterians. What begins as a competition to select the newest member of the Asterian Society quickly becomes a series of adventures that push the Anchors' powers to their limits.Together, the Anchors must cross boundaries of time and space to confront a darkness seeking to ensnare the human race. Can three gifted teens who can see the past, present, and future remain united to ward off evil and fulfill their promise? Or, will a grand deception stand in the way of the Anchors' quest to achieve their destiny?
"All the tears have dried. All the words have been spoken. All the feelings have gone numb. After their sister’s betrayal, Desdemona and Felix Anchor are left to pick up the pieces of their broken family. With their evil mother, Jane, gaining power with each passing moment time is of the essence if Felix and Desdemona want to save the world as they know it. They must prove their cause worthy to not only other Asterians, but to the Asterian Council. Discovering how to rebuild their futures, their happiness, and their identities in the wake of Jinx’s deception and Jane’s destruction is a must. As they work to protect humans and Asterians alike, will they salvage their family, or will they fall to Jane’s reign once and for all?" - Fantastic Fiction
One lost dog. Two lonely hearts. A Manhattan Christmas full of magic. Shy homebody Charlotte is planning her usual quiet Christmas celebration: Turkey for two for her and her beloved pet dog Hudson. Only, this year, little Hudson decides to take matters into his own paws and give his favourite human a holiday adventure she'll never forget. When Hudson runs away the week before Christmas, Charlotte is devastated. She'd rescued him from the trash years before and gave him a place in her home - and her heart. But with the help of uptight Englishman Henry, Charlotte ends up on a magical treasure hunt around Manhattan to find her furry, four-legged bestie.
Shayla Sheridan's a New York native born into big city luxury, but she's never really fitted in with the "it" crowd. Desperate to make it as a writer and to finally step out from her famous father's shadow, Shayla decides to take on a tricky assignment across the pond... Swapping skyscrapers and heels for wellies and the heart of the Irish countryside, Shayla must go about ghost-writing a book of recipes by the notoriously reclusive and attractive head chef of Castle Stone, Tom O'Grady. The only problem? He has no idea that she's writing it.
When Juliet Hill unwittingly discovers a most-definitely-not-hers-rhinestone-studded lace thong in her high-flying lawyer boyfriend's apartment, this usually feisty chef is suddenly single and facing a very blue Christmas - with only a ready meal for one to keep her company! So when she's personally requested to cater for the family at Thornton Hall three days before Christmas, it's not long before Juliet's standing at the (back) door of the Earl of Gloucester's impossibly grand ancestral pile. The halls are decked, the guests are titled, those below the stairs are delightfully catty, and all-American Juliet sets to work cooking up a glorious British Christmas with all the trimmings. But other flames are burning besides those on the stove... Sparks fly with Edward, the gorgeous ex-soldier turned resident chef, and are those sidelong looks Juliet's getting from her boss, the American tycoon Jasper Roth? As the snow starts to fall on the idyllic Cotswolds countryside, so does the veneer of genteel high society and there are more than a few ancient skeletons rattling out of the Hall's numerous dark cupboards!
The flavor of bourbon adds flair and sophistication to every occasion. Celebrations in the Bluegrass State -- or any state, for that matter -- are never complete without the unique richness of this signature drink. Every holiday party is made warmer with bourbon balls and velvety bourbon eggnog, and no respectable Kentucky Derby party is complete without ice-cold mint juleps. Bourbon Desserts features more than seventy-five decadent desserts using America's native spirit. Celebrated food writer and home chef Lynn Marie Hulsman brings together a collection of confections highlighting the complex flavor notes of Kentucky bourbon, which are sure to delight the senses. Organized by category and beautifully presented, the delectable recipes include Bourbon Crème Brulee, Watermelon Julep Pops, Drunken Hot-Fudge Pudding Cake, Derby Morning Maple-Bourbon Hotcake Syrup, and Grandma Rose's Big Race Pie. Giving readers the confidence to prepare these easy-to-execute desserts, this cookbook also features fun facts about bourbon and its origins as well as tips and tricks for working in the kitchen. Designed for the amateur boozy baker but sophisticated enough for the culinary professional, the indispensable collection of recipes in Bourbon Desserts proves an old saying: "What whiskey and butter won't cure, there's no cure for."
Join the owners of Brooklyn's Pie Corps to create the finest-quality, handmade, soul-satisfying, savory and sweet pies. Cheryl Perry and Felipa Lopez, owners of Brooklyn's Pie Corps, share their pie-making expertise and delicious recipes in their first cookbook. "For the Love of Pie" boasts sophisticated and contemporary flavors in pies made using traditional techniques. Perry and Lopez explain the science and art behind baking a perfect piecrust while offering a variety of crust recipes, from all butter to chocolate crumb. Paired with the crusts are recipes for dessert pies, pot pies, hand pies, meat pies, and tarts. Several of the Pie Corps' signature recipes, such as Apple Crumb Pie with Rosemary-Caramel Sauce and Buttermilk-Fried Chicken Pie with Buttermilk Gravy and Sautéed Greens, are in the cookbook along with other mouth-watering options like Lemon Thyme Blackberry Mini Tartlets, Picadillo Hand Pies, and Honey-Lavender Custard Pie. Why pie? It's the essence of handmade. Once you learn the basics of making crusts and fillings, you're there--anything locally available to you is potentially pie. What could be better than that?
Make Your Own Soda will be the must-have recipe book for any home cook wanting to create delicious, natural soda syrups and the drinks-hot and cold-that can be made with them. Make Your Own Soda includes 75 recipes for retro and avant-garde flavors, from classic black cherry, orange, and root beer to pomegranate and basil, lavender and elderberry, and the author's award-winning hibiscus. The syrup recipes are simple infusions that steep fresh fruits, citrus zests, teas, and spices in simple syrup. Also included are recipes for egg creams, ice cream sodas, punches, hot beverages, and cocktails that all use the soda syrups, as well as fun sidebars featuring interesting soda facts and recipe tips. With 40 color photographs of finished drinks and ingredients, Make Your Own Soda will be a fun, practical cookbook of simple recipes that any home make.
For those times when you need a snack-or a dessert after a good meal, or a homemade food gift, or a way to preserve the season-you need only to stock an Irish pantry to be prepared for any occasion. From jams and jellies to cakes, breads, condiments, and cured meats, this traditional look at feel-good foods bursting with nostalgia will satisfy your longing for something special. Chef and restaurateur Noel McMeel has spent a lifetime first learning in the kitchen, then working there himself. His recipes are generations old: passed from his grandmother to his mother, and to Noel and the next generation. They celebrate a culture of thrift and good eating, the original "eating local" and "whole foods" movements. Noel offers ways to pack the heat of summer into jars with recipes like Blackberry and Lime Jam and Orange Confit, and his Traditional Irish Christmas Cake might become a regular at your holiday table. There's also Rhubarb Ketchup, Homemade Elderflower Liqueur, Spiced Oat Crackers, and a whole chapter of rubs and seasonings. Whether you're Irish or just a food enthusiast, the Irish pantry may well become a way of life.
Poems; 78 pages. Tom Hunley's Here Lies is an entirely delightful book of poems, a rarity in many ways as much of 21st Century poetry is unapproachably dull and too serious about itself. Hunley, page after page, delivers comic insight and wit into the dark matter of living and dying. If life is too serious to take seriously, then Hunley gives the reader access to the cosmic joke and keeps us enthralled--by the music he brings to his poems and by the strange newness in which he sees. Here Lies is not necessarily the beginning of an epitaph, nor the beginning of a limerick, but it may be the introduction to some grandiose untruth. Here, in this place where we live and breathe, are the lies that make us silly creatures. Hunley leads us into the valley of death and gives us cause to laugh about it.
Poems; 69 pages. Inspired by America's most prominent hallmark of modern pop culture, The Simpsons, poet Tom C. Hunley shares his narratives--autobiographical or allegorical--by channeling the eccentric personas of residents in the animated sitcom's town, Springfield, and trusting their voices to speak on his behalf, resulting in true poetic entertainment. As author Denise Du Vernay states in the collection's introduction, "Tom's interaction with The Simpsons doesn't follow sitcom or even cartoon rules. He doesn't have to. Tom follows a mysterious set of rules, completely unknown to those of us without a poet's sensibilities." That is the sentiment that defines Hunley as an artist. He is a poet who has a firm grip on poetic formalism (the "rules"), but, as is the case with any true artist--perhaps a guitarist for the sake of a metaphoric example--Hunley knows when it's time to part from his Eddie Van Halen trickery in exchange for what resonates with those who are unfamiliar with the "rules," "theories, and "doctrines" of art: gritty power chords strummed in the manners of Kurt Cobain or Johnny Ramone. While capable of boggling a reader's mind with poetics only a limited audience bothers to appreciate these days, Hunley has taken to The Simpsons in order to depart the shoebox diorama boundaries most readers and writers of verse wallow in, and instead reach out to those of us who want to feel aroused by humor and drama rather than feel disoriented by, for example, accounts of lucid dreaming juxtaposed with archaic Polish folklore found in the nationalistic opera of Stanislaw Moniuszko. In short, Hunley wants poetry back on the map as an element of pop culture rather than vaulted property of academia and patrons of Sotheby's auction house. The State That Springfield Is In may very well be the poetry collection to materialize his bold objective.
The creative writing workshop: beloved by some, dreaded by others, and ubiquitous in writing programs across the nation. For decades, the workshop has been entrenched as the primary pedagogy of creative writing. While the field of creative writing studies has sometimes myopically focused on this single method, the related discipline of composition studies has made use of numerous pedagogical models. In Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Century, editors Alexandria Peary and Tom C. Hunley gather experts from both creative writing and composition studies to offer innovative alternatives to the traditional creative writing workshop. Drawing primarily from the field of composition studies--a discipline rich with a wide range of established pedagogies--the contributors in this volume build on previous models to present fresh and inventive methods for the teaching of creative writing. Each chapter offers both a theoretical and a historical background for its respective pedagogical ideas, as well as practical applications for use in the classroom. This myriad of methods can be used either as a supplement to the customary workshop model or as stand-alone roadmaps to engage and reinvigorate the creative process for both students and teachers alike. A fresh and inspiring collection of teaching methods, Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Century combines both conventional and cutting-edge techniques to expand the pedagogical possibilities in creative writing studies.
This book contains ninety-four exercises designed to inspire creativity and help poets hone their skills. Each exercise includes a clearly-stated learning objective, historical background matter on the particular subgenre being explored, and an example written by students at Western Kentucky University. The text also contains model poems by leading American poets including Sherman Alexie, Billy Collins, Denise Duhamel, and Dean Young. The book's five chapters correspond with the five canons of classical rhetoric: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
This expanded edition adds sixteen new exercises designed to inspire creativity and help poets hone their skills. Each exercise includes a clearly-stated learning objective, historical background matter on the particular subgenre being explored, and an example written by undergraduates at Western Kentucky University. The text also analyzes work by leading American poets including Billy Collins, Denise Duhamel and Dean Young. The book's five chapters correspond with the five canons of classical rhetoric: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery.
Teaching Poetry Writing: A Five Canon Approach is a comprehensive alternative to the full-class workshop approach to poetry writing instruction. In the five canon approach, peer critique of student poems takes place in online environments, freeing up class time for writing exercises and lessons based on the five canons of classical rhetoric: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery.
Welcome to Bardstown, KY: The Bourbon Capital of the World® Bourbon's popularity is now a global phenomenon, but you need only look at Bardstown, Kentucky, to see its remarkable and evolving impacts. This historic city of 13,500 people is booming as a result, but it's also enduring growing pains. The economic impacts from a massive influx of tourists to what is now America's bourbon epicenter are positive on many levels, but with those crowds comes pressure on infrastructure, services and accommodations. The demand for hotels, bars and restaurants is at an all-time high, and investors from across the globe are addressing those needs. Still, as a two-century-old Kentucky cultural and entertainment center, long before it was discovered by bourbon drinkers, many locals want to ensure the traditional Bardstown experience doesn't disappear amid novel entertainment options.
Small town America has a new allure according to economic developer and author Kim Huston who tells all in her new book Small Town Sexy: The Allure of Living in Small Town America. Huston is passionate about small town life. She reveals why residents love their not-so-big-city lifestyle and how small town charms are seducing newcomers. Huston speaks from experience, as a small town girl who cherishes her roots-and as a professional who is helping develop her town's economic prosperity. "Small towns aren't just for small businesses anymore. The internet has made sure of that . . . Towns joining the wired world of technology realize that you don't need an office tower in Big City USA to do a million dollar deal, you can do it from Main Street USA." The romance reaches beyond business interests. "There are twenty- to forty-year-olds coming back home with a real desire to raise their families in communities where they grew up. And, retirees are drawn to many small towns that have the climate, recreational opportunities and accessibility to highways and airports that they are seeking."
Why has Bardstown, Kentucky, gained national recognition as the "Most Beautiful Small Town in America"? Is it the historic sites, the bourbon distilleries, or the downtown shops? Maybe it's the colors of the tree-lined streets in the fall, the Dickensian feel downtown during the holidays, the church steeples dotting the skyline, or the bourbon warehouses peppering the landscape.Bardstown brings the town to life and takes readers from the downtown to the farmland with images of events and celebrations and many stunning never-before-published aerial views.Author Kim Huston chronicles her love affair with Bardstown in 161 poignant images from the most talented photographers who call Bardstown and Nelson County home. They capture the essence of the personality and soul of this enchanting small town and illustrate what makes Bardstown such an inviting place to spend a day or even a lifetime.