In the fall, I reviewed a book of free-verse poems by Susan Hankla (her first full-length book) and now have followed it up with an interview that I think is unusually strong and interesting. "Clinch River" is highly unified, the poems all set in the realm of the author's childhood in a coal-mining region of Appalachia. In fact, it's a great example of a unified book with a tight focus and characters who appear and reappear. The poems rise out of the place and time of Hankla's childhood, though they are not what we would call confessional in nature.
The book is from Groundhog Press, the recently established but highly productive press of poet, writer, and teacher Richard Dillard, based in Roanoke, VA.
Take a look at the interview? https://www.hollins.edu/magazine/?p=8076
And here's an article about the press in the same magazine: https://www.hollins.edu/magazine/?p=7342
. (It may seem a little confusing--Susan's sister, Cathryn Hankla, appears in that article....) Groundhog Poetry Press also has a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groundhogpoetrypress/