Agrilachia: Planting by the Signs with Misty Skaggs & Friends
Misty Skaggs is a full-time writer and part-time hermit. Join us for an evening discussion with Misty and her friends centered around her book, Planted by the Signs. This work brings us contemporary Appalachian poetry with details that exquisitely balance personal and social observation to communicate volumes. She tells the stories of generations of women who have learned to navigate a harsh world with a little help from the Farmers’ Almanac and the stars. The collection is separated into three sections that reference the best times to grow and harvest. Knowing and following these guidelines—planting by the signs—could mean the difference between prosperity and tragedy in the lives of Appalachian families.
It all takes place live at 7pm EDT on Thursday, October 15 on the Hindman Settlement School Facebook page. Can’t join us for the live discussion? Watch the playback anytime following the event on our YouTube channel.
Misty Skaggs was born and raised in the backwoods of Eastern Kentucky. She still lives in and works from a holler in Elliott County, where she tends to her poetry, her Mamaw, and her garden. Skaggs is an artist and activist as well as an author and editor, and her Appalachian roots are tightly entangled with all of her work.