|Holiday Cheer: A Poetry and Prose Anthology
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Barbee has a new collection, Uncommon
Book of Prayer (2021, Main Street Rag). His previous 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. He received
the 59th Poet Laureate Award from the North Carolina Poetry Society for his
poem "The Blood Watch"; and is a Pushcart nominee.
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. A longtime
moderate Democrat, she registered as a Republican two decades ago because
she realized the country was becoming too lax, too liberal, and was not
valuing daily work. She hopes for the return of the principles and values
our country was built upon.
Bassett, a retired academic, turned to
creative writing late in life. His poems have been widely published in
journals and anthologies. His revised and expanded edition of The Old
Stoic Faces the Mirror was published in November, 2019. He has two
published novels—South Wind Rising and Honey from a Lion—and
is editing the third novel of this trilogy—The Winter is Past.
Widowed, Bassett currently live in Greenwood, SC, near his son Jonathan and
Habben Bosman is a writer in Chapel
Hill, NC. She is a graduate of Peace College and North Carolina State
University. Her work has been included in the News and Observer and
regularly appears in publications throughout the United States and Canada.
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.
Steve Cushman lives in Greensboro and has published three novels and the poetry Collection, How Birds Fly.
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 & 2021. He’s 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 Webster, NC.
Jo Dederer lives in Greensboro, NC.
She is a Presbyterian pastor serving a church in Lexington, NC. While most
of her writing is for sermons and prayers, this is her second submission to
Old Mountain Press Anthology.
Delaney is a Retired Registered Nurse
certified in Med/Surg. She began writing poetry in 1998. Originally from Australia, Suzanne ne now lives in
NC. Has previously contributed
to OMP and has her own Anthology together, with Carol Mays titled, Poems
of Nature, Enchantment and Mystery, available in Paperback and Kindle on
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 Wolfeboro, NH.
Nancy Dillingham’s poetry, short fiction and commentaries have appeared in many venues including The Asheville Poetry Review, the “Poetry in Plain Sight” project, News and Observer, Mountain Xpress, and Asheville Citizen-Times. She is coeditor of four anthologies of WNC women writers. Her latest works include Like Headlines: New and Selected Poems and the chapbooks Revelation, I Can’t Breathe, and Vantages. Her collection of poems HOME was nominated for a SIBA. She lives in Asheville.
Ellis was often nagged by the universe
to pick up the poetry pen. Decades later and just seven years ago, Kathy
listened to her internal whims. To Kathy’s surprised delight, she received
recognition for her wacky poetry and has published two books listed on
Amazon. In Kathy’s real life, she is an ESL language coach and
cross-cultural communication trainer. Kathy is a Motown girl that resides in
Atlanta with her two multilingual cats.
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 many literary journals, magazines, newspapers, and anthologies,
including “American Life in Poetry,” The Sun, and The
Writer’s Almanac. Her awards include the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize and a
Nautilus Silver Book Award. She lives in Pfafftown, North Carolina.
M. Ferrari is a regular contributor to
OMP. 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.
Bob Garrett lives in Sylvester, GA. He is a nurse practitioner with Phoebe Ortho and Sports Medicine, and also Urgent Care. He is an avid outdoorsman, with a certain affection for hunting and fishing. I have previously entered works in previous Old Mountain Press Anthologies The Unforgettables and Old Tales.
Gaspeny 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.
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 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.
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 Grange, NC.
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.
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.
Jones lives in Young Harris, GA, and
teaches biology at Young Harris College there in the north Georgia
mountains. Her poems have appeared in Appalachian Heritage, Corn Creek
Review, Poetry South, Slant and The Healing Muse and in
anthologies by Old Mountain Press.
Janet Joyner’s Waterborne won the Holland Prize in 2016, and was followed by her Yellow, from Finishing Line Press in 2018. Wahee Neck was published by Hermit Feathers Press in 2019, which also released her fourth collection, Now Come Hyacinths, in 2020, and plans to publish her fifth, Omohundro’s Siding, in 2022. Janet lives in Winston-Salem, NC.
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.
Kennedy Lain resides in Hubert, North
Carolina and recently released her first book, BACKROADS.
She continues to paint as well and is working on a second book.
Patsy is truly inspired by her surroundings as well as everyday life.
Brenda Kay Ledford lives and writes in Hayesville, NC. Her work has appeared in all of the Old Mountain Press anthologies and other journals. Her children's picture book, The Singing Convention was published by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia. She blogs at: http://blueridgepoet.blogspot.com.
Barbara Tate is an award winning artist & writer and long time contributor to the Old Mountain Press Anthology Series is currently a member of the British Haiku Society, The Haiku Society of America and the Australian Haiku Society. Her two latest books of haiku, tanka and haibun FAR MORE THAN I EVER WAS and DARKNESS IN A NOONDAY NIGHT were published this year.
Martin has published poems in New
Ohio Review, Iodine, Tar River Poetry, Chaffin Journal, Kakalak, Broad River
Review, Appalachian Review, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel and other
journals. He has poems in Every River on Earth: writings from Appalachian
Ohio (Ohio University Press) and other anthologies. He lives in Chapel
Hooper Miles is a Jackson County
native who lives, writes, edits, and travels from Asheville, NC. A retired
community college instructor, she has published nine novels, and is working
on the fourth “grist mill” mystery; she has co-authored a college
textbook and co-edited four anthologies of western NC women writers.
Mona Miracle has lived in Kentucky, California, Michigan, Tennessee, and Florida; and since 1989, Asheville, N.C. 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. The character Wesley deals with challenges of race, obsession with cats, and modern technology, and a wife pressing for equality. Amazon provides her ebook and print formats.
Ohler has spend most of her life in
the theater, mostly at Warren Wilson College, where she designed, taught and
directed festivals. She has published five books, written for magazines,
anthologies, playbills, programs, pamphlets and other publications. Her
artwork has been widely published as well. Having grown up in the Northeast,
she loves living in Black Mountain.
O’Quinn has been a contributor to
OMP anthologies since 2007. She concentrates on poetry and non-fiction
prose. Her work has appeared in many regional publications, including four
anthologies edited and published by Nancy Dillingham and Celia Miles. After
retirement, Martha and her husband moved to WNC where they lived for 22
years, and in 2018 moved to the Atlanta area to be nearer family.
Bill Petz had careers in ministry, higher education, public health, and criminal justice. He has used poetry as a bridge to awareness and understanding with folks with chronic illness, men facing prison time, health care providers, and men’s groups. Bill teaches poetry at the College for Seniors of OLLI at UNC-Asheville. He is a long-time resident of the Asheville area.
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 woodland woman.
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/ .
Sherman reads and writes poetry from
the north side of Mt. Mitchell and works in Little Switzerland, NC at a
retreat center where he meets artists and writers, musicians and others from
around the world. His most recent collection of poetry, Executive Sweets,
a rough draft, was stolen by hurricane Fred but found face down in the creek
close by weeks later.
Stephenson’s recent books are More
and Shelby’s Lady: The Hog Poems. He lives near Benson, NC.
Lois 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
S. Taylor’s publishing credits
include 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 diverse
friends. Carroll’s novels emphasize generational storytelling and
anti-bullying. Her stories and poetry capture her love for nature, including
reptiles and amphibians. She retired after teaching for more than forty
years, from kindergarten to university classes. She lives in Hiawassee,
Rebekah Timms has regularly contributed to OMP anthologies since the beginning of 2016. Since then she has published two poetry collections to add to the memoir of her mother, Effie, Her Life, Her Legacy, which she published in 2014. Her contribution to this anthology expresses well the contemplative, peaceful pleasures of life she enjoys in her lengthening autumn years.
P Whelan is a full time dreamer, and
part time wanderer. He is the author of two self published works: In
Search of a Spanish Kiss (a novel) and Tales of a Boy’s Heart
(short stories and poetry). Both are available on Amazon Books. Comments on
this or any other stories are welcomed: email@example.com G P Whelan resides
in southwest Florida.
Barbara Ledford Wright is inspired to write her stories through research. She has visited libraries and cemeteries far and wide, which led her to Ireland and Scotland. She's a frequent contributor to the Old Mountain Press anthologies. Barbara resides in Shelby, NC.