The results are in for the annual contests of the Poetry Council of NC. Below are the WNC winners:
Oscar Arnold Young Poetry Book Contest
Honorable Mention: Nancy Simpson, Living Above the Frost Line (Carolina Wren Press)
Simpson is the resident writer at John C. Campbell Folk School. She earned her MFA at Warren Wilson College. She is also former program coordinator for the North Carolina Writers’ Network West. For an interview with her, visit her blog.
In that interview, Simpson says, “Living Above the Frost Line, which was first titled Accounting, is written in the voice of a woman who lives alone on a remote mountain in Appalachia. Her concerns focus on specific values: Worth of Persons, Family and Concern for our planet. Nineteen of the poems have been published.”
Ellen Johnston-Hale Light Verse Contest
1st Place: Michael Beadle, “Because I Could Not Stop My Car” (Canton)
HM: William Everett, “Poetry” (Waynesville)
HM: Susan Lefler, “Prediction” (Brevard)
Carol Bessent Hayman Middle School Contest
1st Place: Emily Crook, “Wandering Mind” (Waynesville)
Awards will be presented at Poetry Day, 10-2:30, October 1, Peeler Crystal Lounge, Catawba College, Salisbury.
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