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Eureka Mill by Ron Rash

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The Eureka Mill was a cotton mill in Chester, South Carolina, that was torn down in 2014. It is where Ron Rash’s parents met in 1948 not only as fellow workers there, but also as fellow members of North Carolina mountain farm families who had moved back and forth from the mountains to the mills for generations. While sacrificing nothing in lyrical value, these are narrative poems that tell the story of mill life for mountaineers. "Every now and then a book comes along that transports us so thoroughly to another time and another way of life that, when we finally put it down, our own lives don't quite look the same. It is even more remarkable if the book is set where we live, a place we thought we'd been." – Asheville Citizen-Times. After establishing an enviable reputation in poetry, Ron Rash went on to short stories and novels. His six story collections are high-lighted by Burning Bright which won the 2010 Frank O’Connor award as the best collection written in the English language that year! His four novels include Serena which was a 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist and a New York Times best-seller that was made into a Hollywood movie. Ron Rash teaches at Western Carolina University.

Spartanburg, South Carolina: Hub City Press, a 20th Anniversary Edition, 2018, of a 1998 release. 63 pages with a new Foreword by Robert Morgan and a new Author’s Note by the poet. Trade paperback