Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Fans Take to the Roadshow

Family treasures and a shot at TV stardom

Antiques Roadshow, the PBS TV series that for 25 years has revealed the history and occasionally breathtaking value of collectibles was coming to Nashville, and I had tickets. From there to stardom seemed what Bertie Wooster would have called a stone-dead cert, if ever there was one.

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“Sleeping Over on Highway 78”

Book Excerpt: My Back Pages: The Teresa Poems

“Sleeping Over on Highway 78” is included in Floyd Collins’ 2022 collection, My Back Pages: The Teresa Poems, published by Stephen F. Austin University Press.

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Fall Diptych

Meditations on a season

I want to notice the moment everything changes, like the subtle shift in daylight, when what was impossibly bright is now a smaller, deeper dark coming on.

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Not Just Another Word

Jefferson Cowie explores the troubling history of racist anti-statism in the South

With Freedom’s Dominion, Jefferson Cowie spins a dark, intricate tale of white, racist, anti-statist ideas of freedom in Alabama, revealing a sprawling history — stunning in its scope — of white resistance to federal power.

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On Modern Farming

Arwen Donahue illustrates daily life on a Kentucky farm

Life moves rapidly in the 21st century, but Arwen Donahue invites readers to slow down and consider the small moments in Landings: A Crooked Creek Farm Year.

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