Small Batch anthology offers bourbon-infused wisdom in varied potencies

It’s said that there are more barrels of bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. Fact or fiction, Kentucky is certainly known for its bourbon. If Small Batch, an anthology of bourbon poetry, edited by Leigh Anne Hornfeldt and Teneice Durrant, is an example, then the “small batch” of fine poems written here, in adulation, shame, or blame of the potent liquid, has distilled into a rare vintage—smooth and heady.

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On Songs Born out of the Landscape: A Conversation with Matthew Haughton

Matthew Haughton: While I was spending my time learning Tom Petty or Nirvana songs—or trying to write lyrics like Leonard Cohen—the landscape was there, and the music of the hills, too. So, those songs, the ones born out of the landscape, seemed to soak into me back then, giving me a deeper awareness of where I was—those folk songs that I heard. When you are a kid with a guitar, it is all about “getting out.” But your position in those hills sinks in all the same. Even now, people like Roscoe Holcomb inspire my writing.

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