"'Going Up' with the Affrilachian Poets" by Forrest Gray Yerman
Born in Banner Elk, NC, FORREST GRAY YERMAN is an independent scholar whose work focuses on the Affrilachian Poets. He holds an MA in Appalachian Studies and a BA in Creative Writing, both from Appalachian State University. He has published in Appalachian Journal, Valley Voices, and the Mildred Haun Review.
Spriggs, Bianca Lynne, and Jeremy Paden, editors. “Biographies.” Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2017, pp. 151–156.