Author Archives: Elizabeth Gaucher

About Elizabeth Gaucher

I founded Longridge Editors LLC in 2011. We provide professional services to small businesses, with a special focus on the needs of authors, artists, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs in the areas of content development and editing.

Valley Girl: Appalachia’s Future Poet Laureate Takes on Mountaintop Removal

“Crystal Good’s debut collection of poetry, Valley Girl, marks the entry of such an astonishing new voice into the national poetry circuit. Capturing the conflicts and ambitions of a generation seemingly adrift and deeply rooted at the same time, Good unflinchingly casts … Continue reading

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Valley Girl – New Video & Book Cover Sneak Peek!

Crystal is in Virginia today for the Virginia Festival of the Book. Students at James Madison University will be studying and discussing her poetry chapbook, Valley Girl, at the Furious Flower Poetry Center. You may not be in Harrisonburg today, … Continue reading

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My Fantasy Editorial Board. Who’s on Yours?

Like every writer, I strive to maintain high standards in my writing and yet also to be myself. A big part of being true to myself is being able to share my stories and my experiences while always staying mindful of how I present West Virginia and Appalachia; doing so with honor, integrity and humor is one of my highest goals. Continue reading

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“BOOM BOOM” – a reading by Crystal Good

I see the mountain as a woman. This poem is about strip mining as much as it is about gender. Continue reading

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Core Values: Are You Down with OPS (Other People’s Syndrome)?

I asked women whose occupations range from homemakers to CEO’s, married and divorced, various ages and races –What VALUES do you VALUE most?? Integrity, adventure, spirituality, courage, balance? Continue reading

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WV Mourning – a poem by Crystal Good

Video reposted from CAFE Huntington.

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