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The article quotes noted author Wendell Berry as saying Reece’s book will cause readers to “think soberly and seriously about the fate of Eastern Kentucky.”

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 14, 2005) -- The writing of Eric Reece, a lecturer in the University of Kentucky Department of English who teaches a summer writing course in UK’s E.O. Robinson Forest, was featured in a front page feature in today’s edition of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Herald-Leader writer Art Jester notes that Reece’s writing seems influenced by the late Harry M. Caudill’s popular book “Night Comes to the Cumberlands.”

Jester reviews Reece’s 19-page article on radical strip mining in Appalachia, which appeared in the April issue of Harper’s Magazine. It is an excerpt of Reece’s book, “Death of a Mountain: Radical Strip Mining and the Leveling of Appalachia,” which will be published in the summer of 2006.

The article quotes noted author Wendell Berry as saying Reece’s book will cause readers to “think soberly and seriously about the fate of Eastern Kentucky.”

Reece’s Summer Environmental Writing Program runs from July 6-31 in the Robinson Forest. The deadline for students to apply for the course is May 1. For further information about the course, go to this Web site .

To read the Herald-Leader article, go online.


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