|Happy Holidays: A Poetry and Prose Anthology
Status: Closed out.
Sample of the work:
Absher has published three books of
poetry, including Mouth Work, winner of the 2015 Lena Shull Award from
the North Carolina Poetry Society. He recently won the Clinton F. Larson
Poetry Prize from BYU Studies Quarterly. His poems have appeared in
more than 50 journals and anthologies. He lives in Raleigh with his wife,
Barbee poems appeared in Poetry
South, The NC Literary Review, Crucible, Asheville Poetry Review, Main Street
Rag, The Southern Poetry Anthology VII: North Carolina; plus on-line
journals Vox Poetica, Sky Island Journal, Courtland Review, and Blue
Hour. His second poetry
collection, That Rain We Needed (2016, Press 53), was a nominee for the
Roanoke-Chowan Award as one of North Carolina’s best poetry collections of
2016; and is a Pushcart nominee.
Hawley Barnes is a Georgia writer and
poet. Publishing credits include
“Tightrope” in Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems,
Negative Capability Press; and “White-out” in Tis the Season, Old
Mountain Press. In 2017, Ms.
Barnes was awarded the Georgia Author of the Year Award in the Children’s
Book Category for Tobijah, her first children’s book.
In 2019, the sequel, A Day with Tobijah was published.
The author lives in Towns County, GA.
W. Bassett is a retired academic who
turned to creative writing late in life. His poems have appeared widely in
anthologies and journals, including Atlanta Review, Illuminations, Mudfish,
Negative Capability, Passager, Pembroke Magazine, POEM, Slant, The Cape Rock,
Timberline Review, Yemassee, Zone 3. This Fall, he will publish a revised
and expanded edition of The Old Stoic Faces the Mirror: A Life in Poems. An
Alabama native, Bassett currently live in Greenwood, SC, near son Jonathan and
Behm-Bultz is a population scientist
who bases her writing in human geography and exotic locations.
Her literary work has been featured in multiple publications, including
eleven Old Mountain Press anthologies, Borderlines, The Deadly Writers
Patrol annual magazine and the South Carolina Writer’s Association 2018 Petigru
Review. She is a 2018/2019
Pushcart Prize nominee and a member of the Savannah River Poets.
Collins, who lives in Graniteville, SC,
recently retired from the University of South Carolina Aiken where she taught
English for thirty years. Her work appears in Kakalak, Moonshine Review,
Windhover, Carolina Woman, Amarillo Bay, The Georgia Philological Association
Journal, and many Old Mountain Press anthologies. Her book, The Silent
Appalachian: Wordless Mountaineers in Fiction, Film, and Television was
published by McFarland in 2017.
Cushman earned an MFA from UNC-Greensboro.
He’s published three novels and his first full-length poetry collection,
How Birds Fly, is the winner of the 2018 Lena Shull Book Award
Davidson is a contributing editor at Tar
River Poetry and a staff writer for The Asheville Poetry Review.
She has been nominated six times for a Push Cart Prize and holds a number of
national poetry awards, among them the Kinloch Rivers, Amelia, Soundpost Press
and Ledge Press manuscript prizes. Her most recent book, What Holds Him to
this World holds the 2014 South Carolina Poetry Archives prize.
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
May 2013 (poetry month). He’s authored several books. Tom has recently
completed his memoir, The Most Fun I ever Had With My Clothes On A March
from Private to Colonel. He lives in Webster, NC.
Delaney is a Retired Registered Nurse
Certified in Med/Surg. Since retiring she has participated in poetry groups
both in the Community and on-line. She was born in Tasmania, Australia, and lived in the Hawaiian Islands for most of her adult life.
She now resides in Asheville, NC.
Her poetry is a mixture from all these
places. Her poems are
included in an anthology’s A Bridge to ALL Nations. with other poets from
Connie’s site: Poetry for Thought.
Dillingham’s poetry, short fiction,
and commentaries have been published in various venues such as Asheville
Poetry Review, Great Smokies Review, Poetry in Plain Sight Project,Pine
Mountain Sand and Gravel, Red Dirt Forum, Raleigh News & Observer,
Asheville Citizen-Times, and Xpress magazine.
Her collection of poems Home was nominated for a SIBA.
Her latest book is Like Headlines: New and Selected Poems, and
her forthcoming chapbook is entitled Revelation.
She lives in Asheville, NC.
Ruth Dreiling’s writing recently
appeared in WNC Woman, The Laurel, Sniff and Barkens , Pickaway Quarterly
and MycoPhile. Carol’s grandmother kept a diary. She followed her
example as a child. A Minneapolis feminist paper published journal she kept
while working in a box factory in the 70s. From 1996-1998 Carol edited the WNC
newsletter for Parents of Murdered Children. From 1999-2004 Carol edited the
Asheville Mushroom Club newsletter. Carol lives in Alexander, NC.
M. Ferrari is a regular contributor to
OMP, her poetry has been 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.
Kennedy Frazer is a retired peace and
justice director/educator for faith-based organizations. Penning life’s
passions into poetry is the delight and vocation of her silvering years.
Her work has appeared in several anthologies, on-line zines and
magazines. Five of her
poems have been turned into a song cycle, Resistance, and performed in
Seattle and Durham. Her chapbook Being
Kin was published in 2019. She
lives in Durham, NC.
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:
Gaspeny, who lives in Greensboro, NC,
is the author of the chapbooks Re-Write Men and Vocation. A
third chapbook, The Tyranny of Questions, is forthcoming from Unicorn
Press. A novel in verse, it dramatizes the saga of a suburban mom fighting her
demons in the 1960s. Gaspeny, winner of the Randall Jarrell Poetry
Competition, has also received the North Carolina Governor’s Award for
Volunteer Excellence in recognition of his hospice service.
Gibson, Northville, Michigan, featured Native American culture in the
five novels in his “Anasazi Quest” series. His eighth novel,
To Live or Die in Taiwan, was published in February, 2018.
Review all his books at www.PentacleSPresS.com
. Anasazi Princess and Anasazi
Journey are now available as E-Books on Amazon.com.
Gowan is author of Notes from the
Trunk, published by Old Mountain Press. Her work has appeared in many Old
Mountain Press anthologies and southern regional publications. She retired to the NC mountains from western NY in
2001, but in 2017, returned to western NY to be near family. (email@example.com)
Mai Habben is a writer living in Chapel
Hill, NC. She is a graduate of Peace College (presently William Peace
University) and North Carolina State University. Her work regularly appears in
publications throughout the United States and Canada. She enjoys writing
fiction and creative nonfiction in addition to poetry.
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.
Koster and her cat Max live in Rock Hill, SC, where she teaches at Winthrop
University and Max enjoys the fruits of her labors. Her work has appeared in
many OMP anthologies, and she is a member of the Executive Board of the South
Carolina Academy of Authors.
Kennedy Lain continues to live in
Hubert, NC, writing and painting. She has works published in Old Mountain
Press Anthologies, several magazines and other anthologies. Patsy finds
inspiration for both writing and painting in day to day activities. She often
visits hometowns from which her and family lived that bring back lots of
memories and tales to tell.
Larson, a native of Fargo, North Dakota, lived with her husband, Jerry,
in Connecticut for 33 years. They found Glassy Mountain, Landrum, South
Carolina, to be their favorite location for the past 17 years and are now
residents of The Woodlands at Furman, Greenville, SC.
L. Ledford is a native of Clay County,
NC. Her work has appeared in many
OMP anthologies, journals, and blogs. Her
book, Planting by the Signs, received the Paul Green Multimedia Award
from NC Society of Historians. She
continues to preserve Southern Appalachian heritage through writing and
Kay Ledford is a seventh-generational
native of Clay County, NC. Her work has appeared in many OMP anthologies and
journals. She received the 2019 Paul Green Multimedia Award from North
Carolina Society of Historians for her poetry book, Patchwork Memories.
She has received this award a dozen times for her work
Hooper Miles, a Jackson County native,
lives, edits, writes in Asheville, NC. Old grist mills and Neolithic sites are
her passion; her fiction reflects both. Her nine novels and two short story
collections are available in independent regional bookstores, online and on
Kindle; two, Mattie’s Girl and Sarranda are on Audible Books. Sarranda’s
Legacy, completing the Sarranda trilogy set in Jackson County, came out in
Miracle has lived in Kentucky,
California, Michigan, Tennessee, and Florida; and since 1989, Asheville, NC.
Mona was a featured presenter at South Florida Poetry Society, and a
four-category winner in Florida Freelance Writers Annual Competition. Enjoy
sample pages of her publications, including the novel Wesley’s Gift
at www.Monaraemiracle.com . Amazon
provides her ebook and print formats. Mona finds both prehistory and futurism
thoroughly inviting as backgrounds for her fiction
Ohler’s life has been focused on the
theater, teaching, designing, producing festivals, creating art in one form or
another, and she loves to write. Growing up in the Northeast, her adult life
has primarily been spent on the campus of Warren Wilson College, Asheville,
NC. She has written four books, edited others, is published in magazines and
anthologies, and now lives in Black Mountain, with her dog, Callie.
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, A Hundred Gourds, bear creek
haiku, Shemom, Creative Inspirations and
NeverEnding Story. She edited an international online journal
called Whispers for 5 ½ years. She enjoys sharing the gift of words. http://whispersinthewind333.blogspot.com/
Olson and her husband live in
Weaverville, N.C. with two dogs, an elderly Dachshund and a rescued
Affenpinscher. Penny is continually gathering atmospheric details and
conjuring characters for her supernatural Murder Mystery. As often as
possible, the family enjoys beach combing on Florida’s gulf coast with their
O’Quinn lives in Loganville, GA and
is a regular contributor to OMP anthologies.
Having lived in five different southern states, her poetry and creative
non-fiction prose reflect a true southern heritage.
Her work has appeared in a number of anthologies in print as well as
online. She is mother to two, grandmother to four and great-grandmother to
Potts is Professor of Philosophy,
Methodist University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is author of the
novels End of Summer, Unpardonable Sin, Obedience, and the poetry
anthologies From Field to Thicket and Hiding from the Reaper. He
lives with his wife, Karen, and nine cats in Coats, North Carolina.
Ricketson, Murphy NC, inspired by nature and her work as a mental
health counselor, is published in Journal of Kentucky Studies, Echoes
Across the Blue Ridge, other journals, and her collections: Disorgananza,
I Hear the River Call my Name, Hanging Dog Creek, Shade and Shelter,
Mississippi: The Story of Luke and Marian.
Roth is a retired elementary school
teacher, who grew up in the mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania. He enjoys
writing, poetry, painting, and music. He had his work in several OMP
anthologies. He has self-published four memoirs, several books of poetry, and
three children’s books. He has nine books or booklets on Amazon Kindle.
Dwight and his wife Ruth live near Monroe, NC. He writes daily on his blog: https://rothpoetry.wordpress.com/
Sherman grew up in the panhandle of
Northern Idaho with no electricity or running water for a significant portion
of his childhood. His poems have appeared in Drum Till You’re Numb
and On The Sides of Outhouse Walls. He currently spends much of his
time chasing his neighbor’s Brahman cow off his property in the mountains of
Singh has contributed poems and science
articles to international journals and books. In addition, he has also be
instrumental in the English language curriculum in South Africa, with an
excerpt from one of his poems appearing in an English teaching guide for
school learners in 2014. He is a world scholar and has been a driving force
for upcoming talent in SA, with events being initiated for the youth at the
Playhouse in South Africa.
David Snyder is a hospital dentist. He
is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Davidson College. He earned his DDS degree
and completed his General Dentistry Residency at UNC-CH. His most recent
action adventure novel, Life and Death on the Front Nine, is soon to be
published by Martin Sisters Publishing under their Christian Fiction imprint.
He also authored a previous novel, The Price of Innocence. He lives in
Asheville with his wife, Linda.
Stephenson was Poet Laureate of North
Carolina from 2015-2018. His most recent book of poems: Slavery and Freedom
on Paul’s Hill, Press 53. He lives on the Century Farm where he was
born, about ten miles northwest of Benson.
Greene Stone, writer and poet, has been
syndicated worldwide. Poetry and personal essays have been included in hard
& softcover 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 1940's-50's. She lives in Pittsford, NY.
Tate is an award winning artist and
writer and is a member of the Haiku Society of American, The British Haiku
Society and Haiku Canada. Her work has been published in Storyteller, Santa
Fe Literary Review, Modern Haiku, Contemporary Haibun Online, Presence, Blithe
Spirit, Wales Haiku Journal, NeverEnding Story, Akitsu Quarterly and Hedgerow,
among others. Her work also appears in several anthologies including the last
11 anthologies at Old Mountain Press. She currently resides in Winchester, TN.
Timms lives in Greenwood, SC with her
cat. She is the mother of four sons, seven grandchildren and three
great-granddaughters. She has published a memoir and a collection of poems.
She is working on a collection of poems, prose and short stories. Rebekah
enjoys writing and feels that her work is an expression of her gratitude and
joy of life.
S. Wilkins grew up on a North Carolina
tobacco farm, and believed she’d never live beyond the county line. Decades
later, she moved with her husband to Europe for a dozen years. Her poems have
been published in Europe, Great Britain, & North America. Thus far, she
appreciates several poetry awards. She lives on an air strip, Winterville, NC.
Barbara Ledford Wright is a quilter, retired teacher, family historian, and belongs to several historical societies. She has been published in several publications and anthologies, included in the 36 Old Mountain Press Anthology series. Barbara resides in Shelby, NC.