Modern Appalachian Outreach Projects


Writers in Modern Appalachia

Our coffee table style art book, Writers in Modern Appalachia, forthcoming  October 2019 from Blair Publishing (,  will feature photo essays profiling influential writers whose lives and work have shaped contemporary Appalachian culture.

 As an extension of our Writers in Modern Appalachia project, photographs from the book will be exhibited in museums and galleries  across Appalachia, highlighting images of the authors (Wendell Berry, Lee Smith, Silas House, Adriana Trigiani, Crystal Wilkinson, Ron Rash) and their native landscapes. 



Stilled Life

Bloodroot Mountain is pleased to publish Sam Stapleton's art book, Stilled Life, forthcoming Winter 2018. 

Stilled Life weaves together poetry and fine art photography into a visual and literary masterpiece. Inspired by Stapleton's images, created from multiple photographic exposures of frozen flowers, poets George Ella Lyon and Diane Gilliam have given language to the artist's work. 

Our art exhibits will showcase poetry and fine art photography from Stilled Life, presenting Stapleton as a modern Appalachian artist.

To learn more about Sam Stapleton and Stilled Life, please visit the artist's website:

Exhibit Schedule

Maryville College: January 2~4, 2019

Opening night event and reception on January 2 from 6 to 7:30 PM in the Blackberry Farm Gallery at Clayton Center for the Arts.

Knoxville Museum of Art: April 8~May19, 2019

Opening night reception and event April 8, time TBA.

Walters State Community College: February 1~4

On display in the lobby of the Humanities building for the duration of the Mildred Haun Conference.