An Editor’s Introduction By Alec Joyner

Feast your eyes, ears, fingertips, noses, tongues on the third and freshest issue of These Fifty States, picked at peak ripeness like a peck of corncobs from a Nebraska field! Herein a few folks traveling back through their travels: Elias Estabrook, Sarah … Continue reading

Our Land By Alec Joyner

come on, jaunt through louavull: gateway to the south. louisville? gateway? from where? the questions coastal strangers ask… u. of l. or u.k.? you gotta know. no, wrong answer— no right answer. ‘here’ is both: l, k. okalona is smokalona. … Continue reading

On Writing, On Vacation By Alec Joyner

APPLICATION FOR WRITING COURSES IN ENGLISH COURSE: AT HOME IN AMERICA … WRITING SAMPLE: August 18, 2012, ~10:30 AM We’re up here in beautiful Lake Placid, home of high peaks and miracles on ice, and our lives are being lived. … Continue reading

Stay By Alec Joyner

My aunt’s soul lives on a bridge—a small bridge tucked away in a cove at one end of Lake Placid, in upstate New York. She loved it there, I’m told. It’s become for my family an outward complement to the … Continue reading