|A Time to Read A Time to Write: A Poetry and Prose
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A collection of poetry and prose from 54 writers across the country. The theme anything about reading, writing, or public speaking.
OMP Anthology, A Time to Read: A Time to Write, came today, and it is beautiful, all the poetry and prose and the book feels good to hold, too. Shelby S.
The anthologies arrived today and I have been reading--first the prose. Amazing how much can be said in such a limited space! Celia M.
Sample of the work:
G. Adams remains a true disciple of science fiction, and Doctor
Who, especially. His work continues here in the Old Mountain Press
Anthology Series following a year-long sabbatical. He continues to be
inspired by life experiences.
Adams has rescued feral cats, likes genealogy, watches Doctor
Who with her grown son, listens to jazz, reads about writers, artists,
and Paris. She enjoys poetry readings, especially in New Bern, her
favorite North Carolina town. Sandra lives near Jacksonville, NC.
currently teaches high school French and Spanish and serves as an adjunct
professor of French with South Georgia College. She is passionate about
her mission work in Haiti and Costa Rica. This is JoAnna’s third
publication with Old Mountain Press. She lives in Americus, Georgia, with
her husband and three children..
Russell Barnes has been published in many magazines and
anthologies including Crucible, Pembroke Magazine, Wellspring, Here's
to the Land, Earth and Soul, Weymouth, and others. Her collection Treading
Water was published by Old Mountain Press. She has served on the
boards of the NC Poetry Society and The Poetry Council of NC. She lives in
is a retired academic who lives with his wife Peg in Greenwood, South
Carolina, near their grandchildren. His poems have appeared in more that
seventy journals and anthologies. His books include Love: The Song of
Songs, The Old Stoic Faces the Mirror: A Life in Poems, and South
Wind Rising: A Novel. He has just completed his second novel, Honey
from a Lion, and is waiting to hear from his publisher.
had two of her poems accepted last year by Barton Student Literary
Journal. She is attending Barton College and will graduate soon. She
plans on writing poetry and short stories as her ongoing project.
Burroughs works with visual art, poetry, and music. Her art hangs
in many homes, and she has been a teacher. Her poems are in various
anthologies including several NC Poetry Society’s books and OMP
anthologies. A collection of her poems is listed with Amazon.com. Stuart
lives in Chapel Hill, NC, where she also plays her piano program Music
to Remember at several locations.
is the Elizabeth H. Jordan Professor of Southern Literature and Chair of
the Department of English and Modern Languages at Barton College in
Wilson, North Carolina. His books include Notions: A Jim Clark
Miscellany, Dancing on Canaan’s Ruins, Handiwork, and Fable in
the Blood: The Selected Poems of Byron Herbert Reece. He has released
two solo CDs of poems and music, and two CDs with his band The Near Myths.
who lives in Graniteville, SC, enjoys teaching literature at the
University of South Carolina Aiken. She has had the honor of being
published in several Old Mountain Press anthologies, as well as Kakalak,
Barbaric YAWP, Windhover, and MoonShine Review.
is the author of twenty-some published collections of poems, most recently
Waking to Light (Main Street Rag Publishing Co., 2012). She is a
contributing editor at Tar River Poetry and a staff writer for The
Asheville Poetry Review. She is still a recovering academic and still
up to her neck in poems. She lives in Westminster, SC.
Mary Ann Davis
is a retired English teacher who taught the gifted program at the Dooly
County High School in Vienna, GA. She holds a BA degree in English and
French and a Masters and an EdS in English Education from Georgia
Southwestern University and the University of Georgia. She loves reading
and writing and is the author of the book Mam Maw’s ABCs, a fun
read about the letters of the alphabet. She currently lives in Vienna, GA.
Tom Davis’s publishing
credits include Poets Forum, The Carolina Runner, Triathlon Today,
Georgia Athlete, The Fayetteville Observers Saturday Extra, A
Loving Voice Vol. I and II, and Special Warfare. He’s
authored a collection of short stories, The Life and Times of Rip
Jackson; a children’s coloring book, Pickaberry Pig; a how to
book on writing a ranger patrol order, The Patrol Order; and an
action adventure novel, The R-complex. Tom lives in Webster, NC.
Ferrari is a regular contributor to OMP. Her poetry are
featured in Westchester Community College of NY Phoenix (1975);
placed several times in Fields of Earth, sponsored by the Writers’ Ink
Guild; in Charles Weyant’s book, An Odyssey in Broken Rhythms and
Ragged Lines (2006). Writers Alliance Poets World-Wide anthologies has
many of her works. Dena’s own book, Poems From the Hearth (2010)
shows diversified writing styles. She and her husband, Peter live in Vass,
a writer of memories in prose and poetry, was born in Reading, PA. Her
work has appeared in The Noble Generation, That Thing You Do, Pets
Across America, Boundless, Remember When and other anthologies and
school publications. She is a member of Bay Area Writers League, Golf
Coast Poets, Poetry Society of Texas and Osher Lifetime Learning Institute
at UTMB, Galveston. Ann lives in Friendswood, TX.
(Northville, Michigan) combined his love of the American West and his
fascination with Native American culture to write the five novels of the
Anasazi Quest series. He also wrote The Last Ride, a traditional
western set outside Tucson, Arizona. All six novels are available at www.PentacleSPresS.com.
The Anasazi Quest series is also available through Old Mountain Press,
Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.
is author of Notes from the Trunk, published by Old Mountain Press
Her work has appeared in several regional publications and Old Mountain
Press anthologies, as well as Christmas Presence, Clothes Lines and
Women’s Spaces Women’s Places, edited by Celia Miles and Nancy
Dillingham. She retired from western NY in 2001 to Hendesonville in the NC
Green wishes to express deep gratitude to the editors and
publishers who have helped give her writing wings. As for flight decks,
Chapel Hill, NC, is hard to beat.
Habben lives in Raleigh, NC, where she is a writer, photographer,
and historian. A graduate of Peace College and North Carolina State
University, her articles, essays, and poetry have appeared in literary
journals, the News and Observer, and other publications. She is
currently at work on a collection of her essays.
Harker and husband Berkley, have lived 57 years in the little
one-stop-light town of Grifton, NC, reared 5 children who have produced
grandchildren and great grandchildren in far-flung places. Published in
national, state and local publications. She prefers non-fiction, sonnets,
and haiku. Taught Writing for Publication for 30+ years at Community
Colleges, now Rec Center in New Bern. MaXine is 83, her doctor tells her
she is 65.
is a research scientist and software developer who occasionally writes
fiction. He lives in Palo Alto, CA.
Sr. resides in Louisville, KY with wife Martha. He writes in many
genres, including for children. He has published 3 books. A book of story
poems titled Down The Road We Came and a Novelette titled
Thunderfoot about a Kentucky Thoroughbred. He plans to publish a two
volume Old West Romance/Adventure story this summer. You can find him and
some of his work on www.hubpages.com.
is a retired philosophy professor from Minnesota, now living in Durham, NC
(summers in Minneapolis). His poetry has appeared in numerous journals and
anthologies, and he has published two chapbooks.
lives in Cincinnati, OH with his courageous and pretty wife, Michele plus
two imperial felines and a dog who trains Jerry and walks him twice daily.
He’s the proud father of two grown sons, Nick and Devin. He has authored
seven poetry chapbooks and has had several poems published in journals,
online zines and anthologies.
Jr. has published three (3) books of poetry, short stories, and
essays Our Place In Time, Waiting Out In The Yard, and For Rhyme Or
Reason. He has published works in over twenty anthologies and
periodicals. He has four (4) children who are (1) A Broadway Leading Lady
(2) A President of a Corporation (3) A Real Estate Developer and (4) A
Mother of four (4) grandchildren. He humbly gives thanks to his wife of 46
years, Sara Lynn.
teaches at Winthrop University, where the world is too much with her, late
and still. Her new chapbook Nine Days’ Wonder will appear
sometime before the Mayan Apocalypse. She and her cats Max, Neville, and
Tippy live in the states of confusion and South Carolina.
Lain lives in Hubert, NC, and has published works in several
anthologies and magazines such as The Lyricist, Aunt Chloe, and The
Dead Mule, an online magazine. She has also published children's
stories in the local newspaper. Patsy was honored as an Adult Student in
2009 Eastern North Carolina’s Gilbert-Chappel Distinguished Poet Series.
She was awarded gold medals and ribbons in the local Senior Games Literary
Arts Competitions during the past 4 years, and maintains membership with
the North Carolina Poetry Society.
Ledford resides and writes in Hayesville, NC. Her work has
appeared in The Nature of Things, I Wonder Why, Remember When, and
other Old Mountain Press Anthologies. Blanche won this year's Paul Green
Multimedia Award from North Carolina Society of Historians for her
collection of prose and poetry entitled, Planting by the Signs.
Ledford’s work has appeared in The Nature of Things, I Wonder
Why, Remember When, and other Old Mountain Press anthologies. She’s
a member of North Carolina Writer’s Network and North Carolina Poetry
Society. She received this year’s Paul Green Multimedia Award from North
Carolina Society of Historians for her historical blog: www.historicalhayesville.blogspot.com.
Brenda resides in Hayesville, NC.
Lythgoe, an editor of Windhover, has poems in Slant,
Spillway, The Caribbean Writer, The Santa Fe Review, Petigru Review,
& an anthology of war writings. He teaches life-long learning classes
at USCA. His collection, Holy Week poems, is available as an ebook
online. He lives in Aiken, SC. He is an AF officer, retired, with an MFA
from Bennington College.
is a retired Naval Officer and a retired college instructor. He is on the
Board of Directors for the North Carolina Writer’s Network, and is the
Chatham/Lee Counties representative for the network. Al lives in
McKendree has written poetry and prose for much of her life. She
especially loves to muse about the magical and mysterious process of
writing. She has contributed to three previous Old Mountain Press
anthologies and WNC Woman. Susan is also a collage artist and builds
shrines. When not engaged in art or writing, she tends her organic garden
and three magical and mysterious kitties who share her life and home.
Susan lives in Weaverville, NC.
a native of Jackson County, retired from the NC community college system,
lives, edits, and writes in Asheville, NC.
is a long-retired Old Crock who lives with his still- gorgeous wife of
fifty-two years alongside a pond in New Bern, NC.
loves to write, although most of her career has been more involved in
designing for the theater, teaching, producing festivals and creating
visual art. Growing up in the Northeast, more of her life has been spent
on the campus of Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC, where she a member
of the Theater department. She has written four books, edited others and
is included in several magazines and anthologies.
Martha O’Quinn lives
in Hendersonville, NC. She writes creative non-fiction and poetry which
has appeared in a number of regional publications, including OMP
anthologies. Her writing is centered around family fact and lore and
demonstrates her southern born and bred genealogy.
originally from Smyrna, Tennessee, is Professor of Philosophy, Methodist
University, Fayetteville, North Carolina. His poems are published in
several literary magazines and in a chapbook, From Field to Thicket.
His novel, End of Summer, was published in 2011 by WordCrafts
Press. He and his wife, Karen, live with their three cats, Frodo, Pippin,
and Rosie, in Linden, North Carolina.
grew up in Warrenton, NC. She holds an AB in English from Duke University
and a MSLS from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She
taught English or worked as a media specialist in Southern Pines, Virginia
Beach, and Warrenton. She retired to Bridgeton, NC, on the Neuse River.
Her newspaper column, Observations, appears in the Warren
Record.Today she lives at The Courtyards at Berne Village in New Bern.
was born in Argentina, and has been a US resident since 1959. A fiction
writer and poet, She co-authored a poetry anthology, Shaken &
Stirred, and a short story collection, Kaleidoscope, published
by BeWrite Books. Adventure Books of Seattle published her short story
collection: Eighty-six Eggs. She joined Bewildering Stories as an
author and review editor. In 2011, she became part of a writers group
organized by her hometown newspaper, where she is a contributing author.
Carmen lives in Crawfordsville, IN.
Dr. Lynn Veach
Sadler, (former) college president, editor, poet, fiction/creative
nonfiction writer, and playwright, is widely published in academics and
creative writing. She has eight chapbooks and four full-length poetry
collections published. One story appears in Del Sol’s Best of 2004
Butler Prize Anthology; a novel will soon join her novella and
short-story collection. From Sanford, NC, she has traveled around the
world five times and works fulltime writing and editing.
lives in Aiken, South Carolina. She is a retired school psychologist and
technical writer. She is faithfully encouraged to compose by Mike Lythgoe,
a fellow contributor to these Anthologies and a dear and respected friend.
Susie plays piano, dabbles in painting, gardens non-stop, and believes in
leprechauns and guardian angels.
is a, prize-winning, South African poet who was born and brought up in
KwaZulu-Natal, Durban in South Africa. His poetry has been published in
numerous journals and books. He tutors students in Biological-related
Susan Snowden’s work
has appeared in more than forty literary journals and anthologies. Her
novel Southern Fried Lies was published in August 2012 by Archer
Hill. Based in western NC, Susan is also a freelance book editor (fiction
and nonfiction). Visit Susan’s web site at www.snowdeneditorial.com
lives in Jamestown, NC. During the day she balances the obligations of a
demanding career with the joys of motherhood. She calls it her “gig”.
She strives to keep it fun with a healthy, albeit twisted, sense of humor.
By night she pursues her passion for the written word. It was July 2008
that this passion took flight. Since that Resurrection she finds peace and
inspiration in things she had carelessly overlooked for over forty years.
Spiegel of Gainesboro, TN, formerly of Hiawassee, GA, has had poems
appear in several Old Mountain Press anthologies, and Writer’s Network
and John Campbell Folk School anthologies. She will be 91 years old in
February, but can still use her computer and her brain, so still writes
Tonya Staufer found
her way back to writing a few years ago. She is a real estate investment
broker by day and a writer by night. She and her husband call Saluda, NC
home. Her stories have appeared in Spirit of the Smokies, A Long Story
Short, Western NC Woman, Moonshine Review, and numerous anthologies.
Stephenson’sFamily Matters: Homage to July, the Slave Girl
won the 2008 Bellday Poetry Prize, Allen Grossman, judge. Shelby and Nin
live in western Johnston County, near Benson, NC, where he was born in the
plankhouse in the hedge behind the brick house which figures in “The
Story of the Deep Freeze.”
(Betty) Watson is pleased to be published with the rest of
these authors in another OMP anthology. She now lives and writes in
Greenville at The Woodlands and is taking another fiction writing course
this fall at Furman University next door. She has published both prose and
poetry and finds flash fiction a challenge. So few words to say so much. A
good exercise for her.
Weyantand his wife Johanna live in Fayetteville, NC, where he has
been a member of Writers’ Ink Guild for thirty years. He read on Public
Radio for ten years and his work has appeared in over twenty anthologies.
His book An Odyssey In Broken Rhythms And Ragged Lines was
nominated for a Pushcart Award. He is also a decorated, battle scarred
veteran of three tours in Vietnam.
Wilcox is a baseball nut, who happens to write about the sport
in addition to following the political scene. His political and satiric
poems–numbering more than 100–appear regularly in journals such as THE
NEW VERSE NEWS and The Centrifugal Eye. With his wife of 60
years, Earl lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Wilkins grew up on an eastern NC tobacco farm, and believed she’d
never live beyond the county line. Decades later, she moved to Europe for
almost a dozen years. Her poems are published in the U.S.A., Canada,
Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Great Britain. Along the way, she has
won several poetry awards. Today, she lives with her husband on an
airstrip outside Winterville, NC.
is a transplant to NC from NY via a 16 year layover in Virginia. She
currently lives in Richlands, NC, and works in the public library there.
Her children are often the inspiration for her poems and stories. An
artist as well as a writer, Wendy’s preferred medium is clay when she is
not using her pen.
Ledford Wright a frequent contributor to Old Mountain Press
anthologies includes The Nature of Things. Also, a special 150th
publication for Clay County, and Cherokee County NC Civil War
Sesquicentennial Souvenir Edition. Her writing includes stories about her
family, and she has contributed several to journals and anthologies.
York, age five, discovered and delighted in words when she
unearthed a dusty Underwood typewriter from a basement closet at her home
on the corner of Woodcrest Drive and Willowbook Lane. On a desk built by
her father, hunting and pecking, she painstakingly typed stories her
mother had read to her and added embellishments and illustrations. Now a
Sanford author of three books, she still hunts, pecks, embellishes, and
delights in words.
Youngblood lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina with his family.
His poems have been in several previous anthologies. Writing is a hobby,
and he writes for pleasure about topics he feel deeply about.
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