The Mountain Xpress Poetry Prize finalists

The finalists in the 2011 Mountain Xpress Poetry Prize are:
James Cox, “By the Lake in Northern Michigan”
James Davis, “Sourwood”
John Eells, “Sleep And Dreams”
Jessica Claire Newton, “Two Weeks Deep Into the Dirty Laundry”

• Randal Pride, “Coal Palace”
Andrew Procyk, “Life and Death”
• Jesse S. Rice-Evans, “Taking A Bath In Frida Kahlo's Tub”

• Jessie Shires, “Corpus unum”

Brian Sneeden, “The Temple”
Tamsen Turner, “Sestina”

The overall winning poet will be announced Friday, April 8 at the Mountain Xpress Poetry Show.

The next installment of the Juniper Bends Reading Series is set for Friday, May 13 at Downtown Books & News (67 North Lexington Ave., Asheville).
Learn more at

Poetry at the Pulp takes place on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. The Pulp is located below the Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave., Asheville) — enter from Hilliard Ave. $5 members/$10 non-members.

Asheville Wordfest is a free poetry festival in downtown Asheville, scheduled for Wednesday, May 4-Monday, May 9. Find the complete schedule and information at

Find more poetry events at, click “Spoken & Written Word” under the Arts section.


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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