Hats Off! to Wayne Caldwell whose work appears in the new anthology Mountains Piled upon Mountains (WVU Press, 2019—Jessica Cory, editor). This collection features nearly fifty writers from across Appalachia sharing their place-based fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry. Moving beyond the tradition of transcendental nature writing, much of the work collected here engages current issues facing the region and the planet. Featuring both established and emerging authors, within the pages of Mountains Piled upon Mountains are celebration, mourning, confusion, loneliness, admiration, and more, rooted in place but transcending Appalachia’s boundaries.