Friday, June 28, 2019

Quick hits: New poet laureate is first Native American for the post; Pride event at small-town Ky. library draws opposition

Here's a roundup of stories with rural resonance; if you do or see similar work that should be shared on The Rural Blog, email us at

Can we move away from fossil fuels without destroying communities that rely on them? Sam Adler Bell looks to the devastated coalfields of Appalachia:

Joy Harjo has been named the U.S. poet laureate, making her the first Native American to fill the post:

Some residents in small Kentucky town opposed a LGBTQ+ "Pride Panel" at a local public library.

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