Interview with George Ella Lyon, March 2, 1985

Project: Kentucky Writers Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

George Ella Lyon talks about her early life in Harlan, Kentucky, her education, and her awareness and consciousness of being an Appalachian woman poet. There's also discussion between her and interviewer Gurney Norman about stereotypes of Appalachia and policing of language as an imperialist act.

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1985oh053_kw021

Interviewee Name

George Ella Lyon

Interviewer Name

Gurney Norman

Interview Date

1985-03-02

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Lyon, George Ella Interview by Gurney Norman. 02 Mar. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Lyon, G.E. (1985, March 02). Interview by G. Norman. Kentucky Writers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Lyon, George Ella, interview by Gurney Norman. March 02, 1985, Kentucky Writers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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