Interview SummaryJones discusses growing up in a small town, and later, attending Berea College. His early interests centered around art, and later, he gravitated to writing. It is very important to Jones to represent the Appalachian region and the people who live there in an honestly positive light. He spent some time working for the Council of the Southern Mountains, and later founded the Appalachian Center, which bears his name, at Berea College. He wishes for the Appalachian Center to work to reverse negative stereotypes about the region. Jones has published poetry, short stories, and other works. Throughout the interview, he talks about various authors whose work he admires, including James Still.
Interview LC SubjectAuthors, American--Kentucky Intellectual life Literature Berea (Ky.) Appalachia Appalachian Region Kentucky--In literature American literature--Kentucky Jones, Loyal, 1928- Berea College Ballads, English--Appalachian Region, Southern Ballads, English--Kentucky Folk songs--Appalachian Region, Southern Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 Berry, Wendell, 1934- Still, James, 1906-2001 Arnow, Harriette Louisa Simpson, 1908-1986
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Jones, Loyal Interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. 10 Aug. 1991. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Jones, L. (1991, August 10). Interview by L. E. Beattie. Kentucky Writers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Jones, Loyal, interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. August 10, 1991, Kentucky Writers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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