Henry River Mill Village
Nicole Callihan (Author) Ruby Young Keller (Author)
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DescriptionIn 1904, the building of a planned community began, and the Henry River Manufacturing Company started producing fine cotton yarns in 1905. In its time, Henry River Mill Village was a completely self-sustained town: it operated under its own currency, generated its own electricity, and churned its own moonshine. While the mill thrived during its operating years, the 12-hour shifts often proved backbreaking for workers. By the time the 12,000 spindles slowed to a halt in the late 1960s, many workers had hoboed out of town looking for higher wages. The mill itself burned down in 1977, but the two-story company store and many of the workers' houses remain, creating an eerie silhouette--and serving as inspiration to both artists and filmmakers.
Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
July 30, 2012
6.69 X 9.61 X 0.38 inches | 0.91 pounds
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About the Author
Nicole Callihan's poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Tin House, Copper Nickel, Kenyon Review, and as a Poem-a-Day feature from the Academy of American Poets. Her books include SuperLoop, a collection of poems published in 2014. In 2015, she received, with Zoë Ryder White, the Baltic Writing Residency Chapbook Contest Award for their chapbook A Study in Spring (Rabbit Catastrophe Press, 2015). She is also the author of The Deeply Flawed Human, Downtown, Aging, and Translucence, a dual-language, cross-culture collaboration with Palestinian poet Samar Abdel Jaber. She taught in New York University's Expository Writing for twenty years and now hosts both informal and formal online poetry gatherings. She lives in New York City.