Photograph of Odd Fellows Lodge ritual, Ivanhoe, Virginia, from AC.103: Helen Lewis Papers. Label reads, "House far right Bob Taylor- then, Goodson home now, Carve Viar home now."
The Sow's Ear Press began operations in Abingdon, Virginia in 1987 with founding editors Errol Hess, Larry Richman, and Nell Maiden. The Sow's Ear gave rise to a writer's group in the 1980s which included James Owens, Ann Richman, Suzanne Rhodes, Judy Miller, Kristin Zimet, Sam Rasnake, and many others. At Richman's retirement as editor, Kristin Zimet took the job and moved the operation to Donalds, South Carolina.