Publisher’s Description: Now & Then, published twice a year by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University, reflects the complexity and diversity of life in the Appalachian Mountains. A multi-disciplinary approach through articles, interviews, essays, short stories, poems, and photographs provides insight into frequently overlooked aspects of Appalachia. Now & Then uses the definition of Appalachia that includes all of West Virginia and the mountainous areas of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.
The magazine sees its primary role as combating simplistic and superficial notions about the region. Now & Then explores and celebrates the complexity and diversity of Appalachia. This region has always enjoyed a religious, social, economic, and artistic diversity. At the same time, there are characteristics of Appalachia that are found nowhere else in the world.
Now & Then’s audience are people in all walks of life who are interested in knowing more about the place in which they live and work. Created for the people of Appalachia, the magazine also reaches beyond, giving a picture of the region that is not generally available in the national media.