Crystal Good is a writer poet living in West Virginia with her three sons. Her first chapbook of poetry, Valley Girl, explores themes in quantum physics, Appalachian culture, gender equality and mountaintop removal.

Her work has been called “dazzling, bold, innovative, disarming.” Jeff Biggers of The Huffington Post says Good’s poetry “wonderfully carries on the legacy of (her) fellow Affrilachian Poets, including the spellbinding work of recent National Book Award-winning poet Nikky Finney and Frank X. Walker.”

She has been published in Pluck! The Journal for Affrilachian Culture, Appalachian Heritage and The Book of Now: Poetry for the Rising Tide

Contact Crystal at crystal@crystalgood.net

To order a copy of Valley Girl visit my Store

4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hey Crystal, congratulations on your recent recognition for Generation Next: 40 Under 40! I took the liberty to check out some of your poetry. Impressive!

    We’re colleagues, as I am media relations manager for Dominion Transmission and Dominion Hope based in Clarksburg. And I am a passionate history buff. In fact, I’m working on a historical vignette on one my favorite all-time historical notables — who happens to have been born in West Virginia — the irrepressible Martin Robison Delany.

    I’m also working on piece on noted multidiscplinary scholar Cheikh Anta Diop, and I’m about to post my piece on the world’s first mult-genius, Imhotep. Don’t think I’ll garner any awards, but it’s a labor of love. Hope to chat with you soon.

    Boom Boom, Affrilachian girl!!


  2. We were so pleased to meet Crystal and her three sons tonight at OVEC’s 25th Anniversary Bash! She read Boom Boom, which in my view is the best piece of Appalachian poetry I have ever heard, bar none.
    Her three sons are as fine an example of young men one could hope to meet, bright, communicative, and exemplary. Buy Crystals book, the day will come when that little volume will be as valuable as a Maya Angelou first edition!!!!
    Walt and Drew

  3. Came across you in the Black Enterprise magazine. I’m extremely busy but I had to stop what I was doing to read your and article look you up on the net. Where your doing your talent, your cause, the image you give in your appearance, and the way you present has really drawn me and I haven’t had time to process it but I wanted to commend you and let you know you are doing a great job and i’m sure you are touching many other lives. Thank you for giving of yourself.

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