Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "After Hearing of the Earthquake in China."

Lori Gravley reads her poem, "Dogs in Thailand."

Janeal Ravndal reads Barbara Astor's poem, "Road Trip."

Janeal Ravndal reads Jane Kretschman's poem, "That Story."

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "Questions and Answer."

David Garrison reads Robert Brimm's poem, "Culture Lunch."

Conrad Balliet reads Eric Blanchard's poem, "An Ubi Sunt For The Bees."

Conrad Balliet reads Ed Davis' poem, "Epitaph."

What is Appalachia? Do you know the answer to that question? The answer might surprise you. Neil Carpathios moved to southern Ohio and was intrigued. He has compiled a collection of poetry and prose with an Appalachian flavor. Listen to this interview and you'll discover the geographic definition of the region and you'll also obtain a feel for the distinctive literary vibes that Appalachia can evoke.

Mary Jo White reads her poem, "Penelope."