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November's Book
River of Earth
by James Still

James Still Timeline

1906 James Still born in Lafayette, Alabama
1929 graduated from Lincoln Memorial University
1931 moved to Hindman in Knott County, Kentucky
1937 Hounds on the Mountain (poems)
1939 moved to log house on Wolfpen Creek
1940 River of Earth (novel); Southern Author award
1942-45 served in U.S. Army Air Corps in Africa and Middle East
1947 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award; National Institute of Arts and Letters Award
1971 first trip to Central/South America to study Mayan ruins
1976 Pattern of a Man (stories)
1977 Jack and the Wonder Beans chosen as one of the Best Illustrated Books of the Year by the New York Times
1978 Weatherford Award for lifetime contribution to Appalachian literature
1986 The Wolfpen Poems
1991 The Wolfpen Notebooks
1995 named to a two-year term as Poet Laureate of Kentucky
1996 90th birthday celebration at Hindman Settlement School
2001 James Still dies at 94; From the Valley, From the Mountain: New and Collected Poems published posthumously


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