Official Website of Andrea Fekete
poet & author of the book
Waters Run Wild: a novel of the WV Coal Mine Wars
IN THE PRESS
"Waters Run Wild pays homage to great southern works such as Their Eyes Were Watching God. [...] Here’s one to rival the classics of Appalachian literature."
author of The Devil's Trill
"Andrea Fekete has one of the sharpest ears and most deft hands at re-creating Appalachian dialect I have ever seen."
author of Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley
"Waters Run Wild is beautifully written. The prose here sings with a poet's careful touch. Though the topics are as blunt as a baseball bat to the skull, the language never suggests such force. In fact, the narrative's nature, a predominantly woman's tale, seems to welcome Fekete's gentle hand."
American Book Review
ANDREA FEKETE was born and raised in West Virginia. She's daughter and niece of union leaders and coal miners, granddaughter to Mexican and Hungarian immigrants. Her historical fiction novel of the coal mine wars, Waters Run Wild explores women and immigrant life in the coal camps. Her poetry rarely explores Appalachia while her fiction is always about Appalachia or the south. She has one poetry chapbook, I Held a Morning (2012), Her poetry and fiction appear in such publications as Chiron Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Kentucky Review, The Montucky Review, The Smithville Journal, The Adirondack Review, ABZ, and in anthologies such as Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction & Poetry from West Virginia (WVU Press) among others. Along with Lara Lillibridge, Andrea co-curated Feminine Rising: Voices of Power & Invisibility, (2019) a collection of poetry and essays from 70 women in 12 nations and every corner of the US. An excerpt from her newest unpublished novel Native Trees was a finalist in Still: The Journal’s 2019 Fiction contest.
photo by Rafael Barker Photography 2019