|The Cataloochee Bridge: A Poetry and Prose Anthology
This 80 page Anthology of poetry and short shorts
consists of the writings of 60 people from across the USA and S. Africa
with the theme of anything about the mountains: mountain people, mountain
places, mountain activities , mountain towns, etc. or winter.
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Sample of the work:
Bob Arnold is a native of Americus, Georgia, where he lives with his
wife JoAnna and their children. He serves as Team Leader in Care Management at
Phoebe Sumter Hospital and has worked as an RN for twenty-five years. Before his
career in nursing, Bob farmed family land that he continues to operate. This is
his first submission to Old Mountain Press.
JoAnna Arnold is the World Languages Advisor and Service-Learning
Coordinator at Furlow Charter School in Americus, Georgia. An enthusiastic
educator of French, Spanish, and English, JoAnna develops service-learning
programs within her language programs. Her passion is teaching students to use
their developing language skills to evaluate and meet the needs of people in
their community and around the world. JoAnna nurtures her insatiable love for
adventure with her husband Bob and shares personal reflections and stories of
travels in her blog and anthologies with Old Mountain Press.
Sam Barbee has a new collection, Uncommon Book of Prayer (2021,
Main Street Rag). His poems recently appeared in Poetry South, Literary Yard.
His collection, That Rain We Needed (2016, Press 53), was nominated for
Roanoke-Chowan Award as one of North Carolina’s best 2016 poetry collections;
a two-time Pushcart nominee.
Dorothy Barrow was born in Zebulon, NC and loved to write from an early
age. She graduated from Wakelon high school at 16 and from Duke University at
20. She wrote her college senior paper, thoughtfully, about the strengths and
weaknesses of Mormonism.
Frederick W. Bassett is a frequent contributor to the anthologies
published by The Old Mountain Press. Retired and widowed, he has learned to live
alone without becoming a hermit, thanks to family and a host of dear friends. He
finds great pleasure in writing (poetry, creative non-fiction, and fiction). An
Alabama native, Bassett currently live in Greenwood, SC.
Jenny Bates, North Carolina. Member of Winston-Salem Writers. NC
Poetry Society, NC Writers Network. Published books include, Coyote with
Coffee (Catbird on the Yadkin Press, NC 2014). Visitations (Hermit
Feathers Press, NC 2019). Slip (Hermit Feathers Press, NC 2020). Known
local animal whisperer to Donkeys, Coyotes and Crow Folk. Jenny
currently resides in Stokes Co., NC adjacent to Hanging Rock State Park.
Marcie Behm-Bultz is a population scientist and demographer whose writing is
based in human geography and exotic locations. Marcie’s literary work has been
featured in numerous publications such as the BorderLines Anthology, Old
Mountain Press anthologies, The Deadly Writers Patrol Anthology, the Catfish
Stew annual magazine, and the SC Writer’s Association Petigru Review. She is a
2018/2019 Pushcart Prize nominee and a member of the CSRA/Savannah River Poets.
She resides in Vienna, Austria.
Kerri Habben Bosman is a writer in Chapel Hill, NC. She graduated from
Peace College in 1993 and North Carolina State University in 1996. Her articles,
essays and poetry regularly appear in publications across the United States and
Harry Brown holds degrees in English from Davidson College,
Appalachian State University, and Ohio University. He has published six poetry collections and co-edited an
anthology of KY writing. After
teaching for over forty years in the EKU English Department he has returned to
NC and lives with his wife Alice in Burlington, NC.
Annie Chambers was born into a poor family, but was given a chance by a
blind neighbor lady. Annie was an average student until she found that she could
express through writing. She moved up the business ladder from stock girl to
marketing vice-president as her skills were discovered. She enjoys everyday and
all her gentleman callers who bring her presents.
Kenneth Chamlee’s poems have appeared in The North Carolina Literary Review, Cold Mountain Review, The Greensboro Review, The Asheville Poetry Review, Ekphrasis, in seven editions of Kakalak: An Anthology of Carolina Poets, and in many other places. He has two contest-winning chapbooks, Absolute Faith (ByLine Press) and Logic of the Lost (Longleaf Press), and his book of poems, If Not These Things, is forthcoming from Kelsay Books in 2022. Ken lives in Mills River, NC. Learn more at www.kennethchamlee.com
Steve Cushman is a novelist and poet in Greensboro, NC. He’s published
three novels, including Portisville, which won the Novello Literary
Award. His first full-length poetry collection, How Birds Fly, is the
winner of the Lena Shull Book Award.
Polly Davis, Ed.D, is retired from the NC Community College System where she
served as an English department chair and an administrator. She served as a
trustee for the Cumberland County Library and Information Center and chairs its
program committee. She is the editor of Daddy Pa’s Diary, and
Growing Up Southern in Baconton Georgia. She has completed her memoir Stumbling
Towards Enlightenment: A Wife’s Thirty-year Journey with Her Green Beret.
She’s an avid reader and supporter of the arts in North Carolina. Polly lives
in Sylva, NC.
Tom Davis’ publishing credits include Poets Forum, The Carolina
Runner, Triathlon Today, Georgia Athlete, The Fayetteville Observer’s Saturday
Extra, A Loving Voice Vol. I and II, Special Warfare., and
Winston-Salem Writers’ POETRY IN PLAIN SIGHT program for 2013 and 2021. He has
authored several books. Tom has completed his memoir, The Most Fun I ever Had
With My Clothes: On A March from Private to Colonel. He lives in Sylva, NC.
Suzanne Delaney is a regular contributor to OMP Anthologies She has
co-published an Anthology with Carol Mays Poems of Nature, Enchantment and
Mystery. Her poems appear in two Anthologies PS: It’s Poetry, & PS:
It’s Still Poetry by Inc. Arczis Web Technologies (Author), PoetrySoup
(Author) Australian born, Suzanne resides in NC.
Bob Demaree is the author of four book-length collections of poems,
published by Beech River Books. He is a retired educator with ties to North
Carolina, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. He resides in Burlington, NC, and
Nancy Dillingham an educator, editor, and poet is a sixth-generation
Dillingham from Big Ivy in western North Carolina. Recent publications include, Like Headlines: New and
Selected Poems and the chapbooks Revelations, I Can’t Breathe, and Vantages.
She is associate editor of the on-line poetry journal Speckled Trout Review.
She lives in Asheville, NC.
Sandra Dillingham’s work has appeared in Victoria Press and the
anthology It’s All Relative: Tales from the Tree from 50 WNC Women.
Sandra was the editor of Haywood Press at Haywood Community
College for five years. Sandra
lives in Asheville, NC.
David Dixon is a physician, poet, and musician who lives and practices
in the foothills of North Carolina. His
poetry has appeared in Rock & Sling, The Northern Virginia Review,
Connecticut River Review, FlyingSouth, Volney Road Review, and elsewhere.
His book of poetry The Scattering of Saints is forthcoming in Spring
Terri Kirby Erickson is the author of six collections of poetry,
including A Sun Inside My Chest (Press 53), winner of the 2021
International Book Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared in “American Life
in Poetry,” JAMA, The Christian Century, The Sun, The Writer’s Almanac,
and many more. Her awards include the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize and a Nautilus
Silver Book Award. She lives in Pfafftown, NC. garden and blogs at
Dena M. Ferrari is a regular contributor to OMP Anthologies. Dena’s
poetry are featured in Westchester Community College of NY Phoenix
(1975), Writers Alliance Poets World-Wide anthologies has many of her published
works. Dena’s own books, Poems From the Hearth (2010) Come Closer My
Dearies (2013), Charmed Times Three (2015), and her newest book Wyld
Earth Magick (2018) shows diversified writing styles, leaving a Living
Legacy for her grandchildren. She and her husband, Peter live in Vass, NC.
Joanne Kennedy Frazer is a retired peace and justice director and
educator for faith-based organizations at state, diocesan and national levels.
Her work has appeared in several anthologies, journals and e-zines. Five of her
poems were placed into a song cycle, titled Resistance, by composer Steven
Luksan, and performed in Seattle and Durham. Her chapbook, Being Kin, (Creation
Rising) was published in 2019. She lives in Durham, NC.
Peggy Dugan French is a California girl with Minnesota roots. She has been
the editor of the small print zine Shemom since 1997. Her work has appeared in
Lilliput, bear creek haiku, Shemom and Whispers. She has worn many hats over the
years, but raising her children has been one of her greatest pleasures. Peggy
lives in Cardiff, CA, with her husband, cat and wild garden and blogs at www.peggyduganfrench.com
Bob Garrett is a nurse practitioner with Phoebe Orthopedics and Sports
Medicine in Albany, GA. He thoroughly enjoyes spending time outdoors hunting and
fishing. He has contributed several stories for Old Mountain Press in the
Michael Gaspeny, who lives in Greensboro, NC, is the author of the novella
in verse, The Tyranny of Questions (Unicorn Press) and the chapbooks Re-Write
Men and Vocation. He has won the Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition
and the O. Henry Festival Short Fiction Contest. His novel, Postcard from the
Delta, is forthcoming from Livingston Press. For hospice service, he has
received The (NC) Governor’s Award for Volunteer Excellence.
James Gibson, private pilot, scuba diver, and retired corporate
manager, writes from Northville, Michigan. His first five novels featured Native
American culture in the epic Anasazi
Quest series. His eighth novel, To Live or Die in Taiwan was published in
2018, and a sequel, To Live or Die in Panama is drafted. Review all his
published books at www.PentacleSPresS.com
. Anasazi Princess and Anasazi Journey are now available as Kindle
Books on Amazon.com.
Marian Gowan is author of Notes from the Trunk, published by Old
Mountain Press. Her work has appeared in several Old Mountain Press anthologies
and southern regional publications. She retired to the NC mountains from western
NY in 2001,but returned to NY in 2017 to be near family. (email@example.com)
Farley Granger thinks more than he writes, and he writes more than he
sees other people. He grew up in a depressed country town and understands the
struggles of poor, heartland folks. But he has a lot of hope. Farley lives in La
Cordelia Hanemann is currently a practicing writer and artist in Raleigh, NC.
Besides her chapbook, Through a Glass Darkly, she has published in the Atlanta
Review, Redivider Review, Southwestern Review, and California Review;
anthologies for The Poet Magazine, [Heron Clan and Kakalak.
Her poems have been nominated for Pushcarts and have been performed. She is now
working on a novel.
Gloria Harrington has been a member of both the Georgia Poetry Association
and John's Creek Poetry Group for over ten years. Her poems have been published
six times in the yearly anthology: Reach of Song. Also, she placed 3rd in
a national poetry contest several years ago. She lives in Tucker, Georgia, and
is a retired teacher.
Jill Jennings’ work has appeared in Atlanta Review; Oberon; Calamari;
and Please See Me journals. Her 3 full-length books include The Poetry
Alarm Clock; Dead Man’s Flower; and Pineapple Wine: Poems of
Maui. She has received
numerous awards including the U.S Congressional Commendation. A GA native, she
now lives in Fort Myers, FL.
Jerry Judge lives in Cincinnati with his two royal cats and an older,
yet still spunky dog, who walks him twice daily. He is active in the Cincy
writing community, and his last poetry collection, The Cold Moon, was
published in 2021.
K. D. Kennedy, Jr. has published Eight Books (8) books of poetry, short
stories, and essays: Our Place On Time, Waiting Out In The Yard, For Rhyme Or
Reason, Progenitors: A Kennedy Genealogy, The Works Of K. D. Kennedy, Jr., Poems
Worth Remembering, Family...Forever’s Lovesong, and Truth Instead.
He has also published works in over forty anthologies and periodicals.
Patsy Kennedy Lain resides in Hubert, North Carolina and released her first
book, BACKROADS, during 2021. She continues to paint as well and just
finished her second book to be published this year. Patsy continues to be
inspired by her surroundings as well as life.
Kay Ledford lives and writes in
Hayesville, NC. Her work has appeared in all of the Old Mountain Press
anthologies. Her latest book, Blanche, poems of a Blue Ridge Mountain Woman,
was recently released by Redhawk Publishing. She won the 2021 Paul Green
Multimedia Award for her children’s picture book, The Singing Convention.
Preston Martin teaches at Duke’s Continuing Education OLLI program. His
poems have appeared or are forthcoming in New Ohio Review, Iodine, Tar River
Poetry, Chaffin Journal, Kakalak, Broad River Review, Appalachian Review, Pine
Mountain Sand & Gravel, “I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing” Ohio’s
Appalachian Voices, and other anthologies and journals including Every
River on Earth: writings from Appalachian Ohio (Ohio University Press). He
lives in Chapel Hill, NC.
Celia H. Miles is a native of Jackson County, now retired and living in
Asheville. She is the author of nine novels, set in western North Carolina. Her
fourth grist mill mystery will be out this spring. www.celiamiles.com
Beverly Ohler grew up in the Northeast, although the NC Mountains have
been her home most of her life. She is an artist, designer, teacher, and writer,
who has worked most of her life at Warren Wilson College; her early years in
NYC. Theater has primarily been her most creative platform. She has published
five books, appears in countless publications, and currently lives in Black
O’Leary is a writer and editor from West Fargo, ND. She has published poetry,
short stories, and articles in a variety of venues including, Frogpond, Setu,
bear creek haiku, Shemom, Atlas Poetica and NeverEnding Story. Karen
edited an international online journal called Whispers http://www.whispersinthewind333.blogspot.com
for 5 ½ years. She enjoys sharing the gift of words.
Martha O’Quinn is a longtime contributor to OMP Anthologies. She is a
true southerner, having lived in five different southern states. Her writing
consists of non-fiction and poetry taken from real life experiences.
After retirement, she and her husband spent twenty-two years in
Hendersonville, NC. Three and a half years ago they moved to Loganville, GA to
be near their daughter. Come Spring, a sixth great-grandchild is due to join
Bill Petz is a retired educator and public health trainer. His
writing has appeared in The New Verse News, The Chronicle Of Higher
Education, the Asheville Citizen-Times, Artists & Writer’s Quarterly,
Status Hat, and other places. He teaches poetry at the OLLI College for
Seniors of UNC- Asheville. Bill lives in Fairview, NC.
David W. Plunkett’s first novel, Chessboard, came out in 2019
with a second novel, Poisoned Pawn, to come out this year. He is a member
of the North Carolina Writers Network. Prior to retirement his careers spanned
work as an award winning newspaper reporter, Congressional staffer, and lawyer
in Washington, DC. He lives on Lake Chatuge in Young Harris, GA, and within
walking distance of North Carolina.
E. Poston’s poetry, fiction, and
reviews have appeared in Atlanta Review, Pembroke Magazine, North
Carolina Literary Review, The MacGuffin, and Pedestal Magazine, among
others. He is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Slow of
Study, and a coeditor of Kakalak.
Michael Potts is the author of the novels End of Summer, Unpardonable
Sin, and Obedience. He also authored the poetry anthologies From
Field To Thicket and Hiding from the Reaper. His most recent
publications include Death Rattle and Other Dark Tales and Slipknot
and Other Dark Poems, both published by Heartsblood Press. He lives with his
wife, Karen, and eight cats in Coats, NC.
Mary Ricketson lives in Murphy NC, works as a mental health counselor and
a blueberry farmer. Her poems often reflect the healing power of nature,
surrounding mountains as midwife for her words. Her published collections are I
Hear the River Call My Name, Hanging Dog Creek, Shade and Shelter, Mississippi:
The Story of Luke and Marian, Keeping in Place, and Lira, Poems of a
Dwight Roth is a retired elementary school teacher of 29 years, who
grew up in the mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania. He enjoys writing poetry,
painting, and music. His work appears in several OMP anthologies. He has
self-published four memoirs and several books of poetry, as well as children’s
books. Nine books or booklets are published on Amazon Kindle. Dwight and his
wife Ruth live near Monroe, NC. He writes daily on his blog: https://rothpoetry.wordpress.com/
Paul Sherman lives in the Pisgah forest outside Burnsville, NC. He
works at an artist retreat on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Little Switzerland, NC.
He enjoys thinking poetry in a darkened room lit by fire.
Rishan Singh currently lives in KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.
Rishan’s publishing credits include 2 publications in the quarterly magazine
of Poetry Potion, and the 2014 English Guide for school learners.
His postmatric qualifications include courses in biology, creative writing,
poetry, and journalism. He is heavily involved in the research projects. He
produces creative content for all types of media. He has proudly appeared in
other volumes of this anthology series as well.
Shelby Stephenson’s recent books are More, Shelby’s Lady: The Hog
Poems and Praises. He served as poet laureate of North Carolina from
2015-2018. Shelby lives at the home place near Benson, NC where he was born.
Lois Greene Stone, writer and poet, has been syndicated worldwide. Poetry
and personal essays have been included in hard & soft-cover book
anthologies. Collections of her
personal items/ photos/ memorabilia are in major museums including twelve
different divisions of The Smithsonian. The
Smithsonian selected her photo to represent all teens from the 1950's; a large
showcase in its American History Museum features her photo. hand-designed
clothing, and her costume sketches. ‘Girlhood’ exhibit opened 10-2020 and
will go on tour beginning Jan. 2023
Barbara Tate is an award winning artist and writer, a member of the
British Haiku Society, the Haiku Society of America and the Tanka Society of
America. Her work has appeared in many of the Old Mountain Press Anthologies as
well as publications world wide. Barbara currently resides in Winchester, TN.
Her two latest books darkness in a noonday night and far more than I
ever was were published this past year.
Carroll S. Taylor is the author of two young adult novels, Chinaberry
Summer and Chinaberry Summer: On the Other Side, as well as a
children’s book, Feannag the Crow. Feannag teaches children the
importance of making friends. Carroll's novels emphasize generational
storytelling and anti-bullying. Her writing captures her love for nature,
including reptiles and amphibians. She retired after teaching more than forty
years, from kindergarten to university. She and her husband live in Hiawassee,
Rebekah Timms lives with her cat in Greenwood, SC, about 15 miles from
the house in which she was born. She has published a memoir of her mother and
two collections of poems. Rebekah enjoys writing and feels that her work is an
expression of her gratitude and joy of life.
Vicky Whedbee earned the Five-Star Seal from Reader’s Favorite for her
first two novels, Things He Hadn’t Told Her, and Sarah’s Song,
and has since authored the sequel to Sarah’s Song titled Sarah’s
Home. She currently lives in San Mateo, FL., but loves to spend as much time
as possible at her mountain home in Parrottsville, TN. All three of her books
are based in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee.
Barbara Ledford Wright resides in the foothills of NC. However, most of her
life was spent in the Blue Ridge Mountains, of which she writes about. After
retiring from teaching, she began writing and had her stories accepted in Old
Mountain Press anthology series, and many other journals and anthologies.