Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My Old Kentucky Home

Bobbie Ann Mason, a wonderful short story writer from Kentucky is probably the most famous literary personality in her state. (If you're looking for a great summer read, try In Country, a beautiful novel about a 17 year old girl trying to understand her father who fought in the Vietnam War). Because of her celebrity, she was asked to write a series of pieces in the New York Times on the current state of Kentucky. Read her short opinion piece -- by clicking on the blog title above -- and see if you find any connections with the play we're reading, with other current issues in the news, or with anything we've studied this year.