This was a group of avant-garde poets established in 1975 by Robert “Bob” Snyder and P. J. Laska, faculty members at Antioch College/Appalachian, Beckley, WV, and student members: Gail V. Amburgey, Bob Henry Baber, David Chaffins, and Pauletta Hansel (who named the group) along with selected associates: Joseph Barrett, Mary Joan Coleman, Bonni McKeown, and Jim Webb. These poets were an important part of a grassroots literary movement which networked to promote the region’s literature and to voice regional concerns.

Contact Info

The Frank and Jane Gabor
West Virginia Folklife Center

on the campus of Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 367-4403

Pat Musick
Pat Musick
, Interim Director
Frank & Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center
(304) 367-3606


FSUNow Stories

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Students from Fairmont State University’s “The Art of Storytelling” course have the opportunity to present storytelling programming for the community.

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a special event on Friday, Nov. 6, saluting traditional country and bluegrass music and a renowned scholar.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

The One-Room Schoolhouse, a Fairmont State University campus landmark, remains a visible symbol of the University’s continued focus on teaching and learning. Located near the Bryant Street Entrance to main campus, the museum is a significant artifact of regional and educational history.

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