Thomas Wolfe (1900-1939) is such a prominent American author that he is sometimes missing from discussions of Appalachian Literature. Yet he grew up in Asheville, the son of a woman who grew up in Yancey County, North Carolina, clearly deep in the mountains. True, his dad was from Pennsylvania, and Wolfe attended UNC and then Harvard and lived in New York, but he was from the mountains! This book was published after Wolfe's premature death. It takes some of his most poetic passages and puts them in verse form.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1991. 166 pages