Guide to the Ron Rash, "Good Friday, 1995, Driving Westward," poem,

Summary Information

Title: Ron Rash, "Good Friday, 1995, Driving Westward," poem,
Collection: AC.1013
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The collection contains a postcard of Ron Rash's poem "Good Friday, 1995, Driving Westward". It was published by Iris Publishing Group for the occasion of the induction of Ron Rash into the South Carolina Academy of Authors.

Creator: Ron Rash

Biographical/Historical Note

Ron Rash was born on September 25, 1953, in Chester, South Carolina, and was raised in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Rash is an Appalachian author known for his novels, short stories, and poetry, often set in the hills of western North Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Gardner-Webb University and a Master's in Creative Writing from Clemson University. He has published four collections of poetry and six short story collections.

Rash is perhaps best known for his novels including One Foot in Eden (2002), Saints at the River (2004), The World Made Straight (2006), Serena (2008), The Cove (2012), and Above the Waterfall (2015). In addition to his induction into the South Carolina Academy of Authors, awards received by Rash include The Sherwood Anderson Prize (1996), Weatherford Award for Best Novel of 2004 (Saints at the River), the James Still Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers (2005), the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award (2010, for Burning Bright), and the David J. Langrum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction (2012, for The Cove).

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one postcard-type card with poem "Good Friday, 1995, Driving Westward" printed on one side and color photo of Ron Rash on other. Printed on occasion of his induction into South Carolina Academy of Authors, Spartanburg, South Carolina, April 17, 2010.


This is a single item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The collection was received from Appalachian Mountain Books, December 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Trevor McKenzie, September 2015.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1013, Poem “Good Friday, 1995, Driving Westward,” W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina 28608.

Container List

"Good Friday, 1995, Driving Westward", poem by Ron Rash, 1995