"Ron Rash", an American poet, short story writer and novelist, is the Parris Distinguished Professor in Appalachian Cultural Studies at Western Carolina University.

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You can't make that assumption about 'we' being the losers.

I've always been haunted that he might have been.

I think one thing I enjoyed most was doing medical research for the doctor's journal because I really had to teach myself 19th century medicine.

They took a 12-year-old boy and took him out and shot him.

That was a war that was just so important because it decided the type of nation we would be.