They Just Dig: On Coal Mining, Writing, and Fear

Washuta, Elissa. "They Just Dig: On Coal Mining, Writing, and Fear." Literary Hub. 16 March 2016.

"I come from coal miners: men who lost fingers and arms, the man whose bones were crushed under a rolling coal cart, the one who lived through a leg-cracking explosion, the many whose lungs turned black from decades of dusty inhalations or whose livers buckled under the weight of the after-work rotgut that momentarily knocked out the dread."

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