the museum of americana

a literary review

Contributor News: Dale Patterson

Issue One contributor Dale Patterson has just posted a very interesting verse/art project called “Doubts Firm My Religion” at his website.  We’ve been through it a few times now, and we … Continue reading

November 28, 2012

American Songbook: Greg Dember and CHIEFLY cover “Erie Canal”

Our second installment of American Songbook features Washington singer-songwriter Greg Dember and his former band CHIEFLY covering the traditional “Erie Canal.” Originally titled “Fifteen Years on the Erie Canal” by … Continue reading

November 23, 2012

Contributor News: Christopher Martin

Congratulations to Issue One contributor Christopher Martin, who is the featured poet in the current issue of Town Creek Poetry. The feature is impressive; it includes 15 poems, an essay … Continue reading

November 20, 2012

American Songbook: C.J. Opperthauser covers “Goodnight Irene”

Our latest feature is something we’re calling “American Songbook.” We plan to feature covers of American traditional songs and original songs that come out of that line of descent. The … Continue reading

November 17, 2012

Contributor’s Notes: Joyce Goldenstern on “A Brief History of Barbed-Wire . . .” from Issue One

Joyce Goldenstern discusses the background of her short story “A Brief History of Barbed-Wire and How It Affects and Does Not Affect the Life of Hannah Johnson Shoemaker.” Barbed wire … Continue reading

November 17, 2012

Contributor’s Notes: Dan Mancilla on “The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery”

Dan Mancilla on the composition of his short story “The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery”  “The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery” is an adapted chapter from my novel-length manuscript The Deathmask of El Gaucho. … Continue reading

November 13, 2012

Contributor’s Notes: Chelsey Clammer on “Infestation” from Issue One

Chelsey Clammer on the origins of her nonfiction piece “Infestation”:  I wrote this piece as I was just moving into a small mountain town in order to concentrate on writing. … Continue reading

November 10, 2012