Abandoned Rural America is a visually rich homage to America’s changing rural farmland. This 104 page book is a compilation of stories, poems, photos, artworks, and links to rich content. It contains pieces by 27 writers as well as art and photography by 12 artists.
Abandoned Rural America is split into 4 sections, the first being about rural Georgia, the second, Traveling Through America is about experiences in other states, the third is entitled The Seasons and shows the richness of the rural area in the 4 seasons, and the last is Growing Up in the Country and tells of the rural experiences of the contributing artists in their formulative years. It contains remembrances as well as fictional accounts of folks living and working in the country. This eBook is part of the Abandoned Rural America project which presents exhibitions of rural art, photography, pottery and ceramics to the public. A crucial part of the project is a video containing short interviews with folks who worked the land for generations. Music is also an integral part of the experience with songs written expressly for the exhibit as well as traditional American folk tunes played by “Keepers of the Sound”. Also 2 of the exhibition songs are embedded in the eBook file. There is also a hardcover edition of the book available through theAbandoned Rural America website.
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