This is a New Country Roads, by Luis Neer
This is a New Country Roads is Luis Neer’s sixth chapbook.
The title poem is an extended variation on “Country Roads, Take Me Home” that examines scenes of Neer’s upbringing in Appalachia—in the poet’s hometown, at the center of the Rust Belt; and throughout West Virginia—searching for glimmers of the region’s concealed essence.
The chapbook collects this longer piece with three additional poems.
One dollar from every sale will benefit Coal River Mountain Watch, a non-profit organization working to combat mountaintop removal mining in southern West Virginia.