Stories by Joshua Wilkey

Joshua Wilkey is on the humanities faculty of a small liberal arts college in the mountains of western North Carolina. Many of his essays are available on his website, www.thisappalachialife.com.   subscribe to Joshua Wilkey's feed

Posted on: Aug 8, 2017, Source: This Appalachian Life

As Appalachia slowly rots from the inside, drug company execs and shareholders are making billions.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2017, Source: This Appalachian Life

For giant corporations, there's big money to be made on the backs of those who have no money.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2017, Source: This Appalachian Life

"At first reading, the story of my mother's life seems like little more than a tragedy. However, it is much more than that."