Elegies and Effigies

"It’s been called Trump Country, coal country and backcountry. But it’s our country."

Elizabeth Catte was recently a featured guest on NPR's program 1A for their episode "Elegies and Effigies: Who Speaks for Appalachia?" In conversation with West Virginian radio producer Roxy Todd, author Steve Almond, and artist & poet Crystal Good, she talked about representation, stereotypes, and (of course) the trouble with self-appointed Appalachian spokesperson JD Vance and his memoir Hillbilly Elegy. Listen to the full episode here.



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