Erik Reece

Erik Reece

Erik Reece is an American writer, the author of two books of nonfiction Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness: Radical Strip Mining and the Devastation of Appalachia and An American Gospel: On Family, History, and The Kingdom of God,  and numerous essays and magazine articles, published in Harper’s MagazineThe Nation, and Orion Magazine. He also maintains a blog “The Future We Want” for True/Slant.

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Redemption Songs

ON A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER NIGHT, Emmylou Harris is taking the stage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and it is quite a thing to see. In black cowboy boots and flowing Continue reading

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The New Old-Fashionism

WHEN I FIRST HEARD that Actors Theatre of Louisville was mounting a production called Wild Blessings, adapted from the poetry of Kentucky farmer and writer Wendell Berry, I had two immediate Continue reading

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Moving Mountains

NOT SINCE THE GLACIERS PUSHED toward these ridgelines a million years ago have the Appalachian Mountains been as threatened as they are today. But the coal-extraction process decimating this landscape, known Continue reading