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G. Adams’ poetry has appeared in Coastal Plains Poetry,
Volume III, Fall 1994. He won Third Place in the West Virginia Poetry
Society Contest, 1992, Second Place in the Youngsters of Unity Contest,
1994, Jacksonville, NC, and Honorable Mention in the West Virginia Poetry
Society Contest, 1995.
Adams’ poetry has appeared in the anthology, Lessons from
Our Children, by Joan Aho Ryan, Health Communications, Inc., 1999; The
Magpie’s Nest, 2005, The Lyricist, 2006, In the Yard,
Old Mountain Press, 2006. She won two Honorable Mentions in the Carteret
Writers Contest 2006, for her poetry.
Albrechtlives in Pinehurst with her family. She has had poems
published in various magazines, such as New Orleans Review and Exquisite
Corpse. Most recently a poem was included in 2006 Kakalak: An
Anthology of Carolina Poets, and a haiku was accepted for the upcoming
Haiku Society of America’s anthology. She volunteers in local schools
teaching poetry and anywhere else that will let her. This haiku won a meal
at Akai Hana’s restaurant and thereby provided yet another way to eat a
Russell Barnes lives in Wilson, NC. She has had many poems
published in literary journals and anthologies including Crucible, Pembroke
Magazine, Wellspring, Here’s to the Land, Earth and
Soul, Poets for Peace, and others. She has served on the
boards of the North Carolina Poetry Society and the Poetry Council of
an artist, poet and essayist is a native of North Georgia. Her work has
been published in Farm & Ranch Living, Woman’s World, Rural
Heritage, Nostalgia, Psychology for Living, Kaleidoscope, Smoky Mountain
Living and other magazines.
Bassett holds four academic degrees, including a Ph.D. in Biblical
Literature from Emory University. His poems have appeared in Apostrophe,
Negative Capability, Passager, Pembroke Magazine, Plainsongs, Potato Eyes,
Pudding Magazine, Savannah Literary Journal, The Cape Rock, Zone 3.
They are also anthologized in A Millennial Sampler of South Carolina
Poetry (2005) and In the Yard (2006). He has two books of “found”
poetry both published by Paraclete Press – Love: The Song of Songs
(2002) and Awake My Heart (1998).
Beadle is a poet, journalist and teaching artist living in
Canton, NC. His first collection of poetry is An Invented Hour (Hard
Times Press, 2004). His work has also appeared in the anthology, Gatherings
(Spring Street Editions, 2001). In June 2006, he was chosen as “Poet
of the Week” by the NC Arts Council.
Glenda Beall is
a graduate of the University of Georgia. She is a retired teacher from
Hayesville, NC where she serves as publicity chairman for North Carolina
Writers’ Network West. Her poetry has appeared in the Journal of
Kentucky Studies, Appalachian Heritage, Main Street Rag,
and other poetry journals, as well as in the anthologies In the Yard,
and Lights in the Mountains. One of her poems won third place in
the Appalachian Writers Association Poetry Contest in 1997. She also
writes personal essays and memoir which have been published in Reunion
Magazine and forthcoming in Rambler Magazine.
Alan Berecka resides
in Sinton, Texas with his wife and two children. His poetry has appeared
in American Literary Review, Red River Review, New
Formalist, Windhover and New Texas. His chapbook Each
Man Has One Life was published by Trilobite Press. He earns his keep
as a reference librarian at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi.
Marian Blue’s fiction,
poetry, essays and interviews appear in magazines and books such as Snowy
Egret, Mute Note Earthward, Hundred White Daffodils, Mankato
Poetry Review, and Passing the Three Gates, Interviews with Charles
Johnson. Her editorial work includes newspaper, magazine, book, and
online experience. Marian lives on Whidbey Island, Washington where she
teaches for Skagit Valley College, is partner with Blue & Ude Writers
Services and volunteers and teaches for Whidbey Island Writers
Boyd lives in her native town of Raleigh, NC. She writes,
paints and decorates and is a healing minister. She has previously
published and co-produced Poetic Journey on the Blue Orb at the
Carrboro Art Center in Chapel HIll, NC, with her first book, Divine
Rachel Bronnum’s work
has appeared in In the Yard: A Poetry Anthology. A graduate of
Emory University, she lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia and Highlands, North
Buckner has published fiction and poetry in over forty
journals, as well as a poetry collection, Strawberry Harvest.
Editor of two anthologies (Our Words, Our Ways and Word and
Witness: 100 Years of North Carolina Poetry), she is an active member
of the lively NC literary community. Retired from a long teaching career
(kindergarten through gradute school), she now lives with her husband Bob
in Cary, NC.
Burroughs has been involved since childhood in poetry writing,
visual art, and music. Her collection of 69 poems, Beyond the Hills,
was published in 2004 (Chapel Hill Press). Her poems have appeared in
various publications including Anson Pathways, Iris, and the
NC Poetry Society journals. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC, where she
writes, paints, and plays piano for others.
Cabanis-Brewin is a business writer with many books and
articles on management topics to her credit. Her poetry has been published
in Atlanta Review, Appalachian Heritage, and Nomad, and in
the anthologies Tree Magic, Immigration, Emigration and Diversity,
and The Gift of Experience. She lives and works near Cullowhee,
Carlisle, Sol Magazine Projects Director, editor of Ampersand
Poetry Journal, is a writing coach, artist, and gardener. www.sol-magazine.org
She belongs to Monday Night Poets, Galveston Poets Roundtable, and Poetry
Society of Texas. Her latest work appears in TimeSlice, Texas Poetry
Calendar 2006, Bayousphere, Houston Poetry Fest Anthology, etc. She lives
in Webster, Texas, with her husband, Leo F. Waltz.
Suzanne Carey’s work
has appeared in literary journals in the US and abroad.A
native Californian, she holds A.B. and MBA degrees from Stanford
University, where she works as a financial manager.
She spends the happiest part of each summer writing in North Carolina’s
Blue Ridge mountains.
Clark was born and reared in the Upper Cumberland region of
Middle TN. He has published two books of poems, edited another, released
two CDs, and written a full-length play. Notions: The Jim Clark
Miscellany is forthcoming, as is a third CD featuring his band The
Near Myths. He is currently Professor of English and Writer in Residence
at Barton College in Wilson, NC.
Davidson is the author of several collections of poems, most
recently The Drowned Man (Finishing Line Press) and Song Dog (S.C.
Poetry Initiative). She lives in Westminster, SC with her husband Steve
and their cat Fripp.
was born in Gastonia, N.C. He graduated from Wake Forest College (now
University), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.
He received CLU and ChFC degrees from The America College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
He lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife. They have two daughters and four
grandchildren. He has published prose in several venues and his poetry has
appeared in a number of journals, including Pinesong, Kakalak, Iodine,
Beginnings, Apostrophe, Thrift, In The Yard, and Spinning Words
Into Gold (by Maureen Ryan Griffin, Main Street Rag Publishing Co).
His collection, Seasonings, will be released in early September by
Main Street Rag Publishing Co.
Eidenier, lives in Hillsborough, N.C. He has recently published a
chap book DRAW FLAME CATCH FIREand has been published in various
journals, including the Virginia Quarterly Review, Tar River Journal and
Ekphrasis. His poetry has been translated into Russian and Greek.
Erickson is a NC native. Her book of poetry, Thread Count,
was released in January, 2006. Her work has been published by Paris Voice,
Old Mountain Press, Forsyth Woman, the N.C. Arts Council, and has been
accepted for publication by The Christian Science Monitor. More
information about her work is available at: www.geocities.com/thread_count
Fuller is Writer-in-Residence and Professor of English at
Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. She has published two poetry books– Archeology
Is a Destructive Science (Scots Plaid Press) and Sex Education
(Iris Press). Her plays and libretti have been produced at Florence Busby
Corriher Theater, BareBones Theater’s New Play Festival, Minneapolis
Fringe Festival, Rendez-Vous Musique Nouvelle in France, and Polli Talu in
to Whidbey Island six years ago from the Midwest. Her poetry has been
published in Raven Chronicles, Sea of Voices, Isle of Story,
and Sqajet, and has won prizes in contests sponsored by the
Washington Poets Association, the Olympia Poetry Society, the Whidbey
Island Writers Conference, and the Whidbey Island Writers Association. A
retired psychologist, she is the author of Old Is Not a Four-Letter
Word: A Midlife Guide (Papier-Mache Press, 1997).
Griffin is a family doc in rural NC, where his “writer’s
group” is a hawkswept footpath that wanders up the Blue Ridge. Bill
serves on the boards of the NC Poetry Society and Poetry Council of NC and
organizes the annual Foothills Favorite Poem Project. He has two
chapbooks in print or pending, Barb Quill Down (Pudding House,
2004) and Changing Woman (Main Street Rag Press, 2007).
Hagy lives on High Rock Lake in Lexington, NC with her
husband, two dogs and a cat. Hagy holds a BA from Salem College, and an
MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte. Her poetry
has appeared in various journals including Poet’s Canvas, THRIFT,
Main Street Rag, Southern Gothic Online, R-KV-R-Y Quarterly, and In
the Yard: A Poetry Anthology from Old Mountain Press.
Harker has taught a creative writing class at Pitt Community
College and Craven Community College for over 15 years. Now teaches an
adult class at the New Bern Recreation Center. Her work has appeared in
national, state and local publications. She has been a winner numerous
times in NCPS and NCHS. Nonfiction, sonnets & haiku are her favorite
forms of writing.
Henderson lives in Macon, GA. with her husband and 2 children.
She has twice attended the Sarah Lawrence Writing Workshop, and studied
with Thomas Lux at the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. Her work has appeared
in Crossroads: A Southern Anthology,Poetry Motel The Dulcimer, In
the Yard and the online journal, Muscadine Lines. Lines.
Vertha Higdon-Odeh was
born in Louisburg, NC, graduated, Bunn High School and graduated Suma Cum
Laude from Rutledge Business College. She and her two children, started a
little printing venture where they collaborated on writing a children’s
book called Ms Stough and the Stoughberry Gang. In 1996, Vertha won
the City of Raleigh Arts Council Award grant for a collection of short
stories, Out of the Mist. Vertha is currently a Mary Kay Sales
Judge is a poet and a social worker from Cincinnati, OH. His
favorite mountain retreat is Wildacres in Little Switzerland, NC. He says
that you can’t miss finding a muse there.
Kallmerten was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia. She graduated
from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Physical Education and Biological Science. Alice at 64, began to study
poetry at Queens College and workshops in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her
poems have received awards from North Carolina Poetry Council, Charlotte
Writers Club, Fields of Earth and Anson county Writers Club. Some have
been published in the Weston Democrat News, Charlotte Poetry
Magazine, Flame and Self as Source. After living in Charlotte,
North Carolina for twenty years, she has recently moved to the Belknap
Mountains in Gilford, New Hampshire.
Kennedy, Jr. has published two books of poetry, Our Place
In Time (2002) and Waiting Out In The Yard (2006). He has been
published in the Barton College Crucible, In the Yard, a poetry
anthology, and several other anthologies. He is presently writing
short stories along with poetry, and is researching a novel when not
gainfully employed or producing theater (Hot Summer Nights At The
Kennedy is an actress who is currently on Broadway starring as
The Lady of the Lake in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Lauren has been
singing, dancing, and acting as a professional since 1993 when she was on
Broadway and in the national tour of Sunset Boulevard. She has
written song lyrics, poems, and music for as long as she remembers and can
be heard on her album Lauren Kennedy, Songs of Jason Robert Brown.
Lauren would like to thank her father for suggesting the title “Juxtaposition”
and collaborating with her on some of the adjectives of nature in this
poem that she originally wrote a few years ago. Visit her website at www.LaurenKennedy.com.
Kimsey is a retired Technical Writer/Illustrator and lives in
McCaysville, GA. His poems have been published in various poetry and web
columns including Kudzu, Pegasus and forthcoming in Southern Ocean Review.
He is the winner of the 2005 Lee Pennington Award, R. J. Lutzke Memorial
Award and placed second in the President’s Prize from the Kentucky State
Poetry Society. Paths From the Shawnee Spring is the title of his
Jo Koster teaches
English and writing at Winthrop University and says most of her creative
writing takes place in her checkbook. Her most recent chapbook is <No
Going Home>, published by Devil’s Millhopper Press. Recent
poems have appeared in the e-zine <More Than Words>. She and
her cats live in Rock Hill, SC.
King’s work has appeared in Evansville Review, Iodine,
and Main Street Rag.
Kittrell is a Christian poet, musician, and artist. She enjoy
the work of other like minded people. Over the years she has written
twenty-one books of poetry and other materials. Her only grandchild
Victoria Lauren Carter is also interested in the arts, and expresses them
well. Her husband Jacob Kittrell is a great supporter of her work.
Constantly, she seeks to achieve the best in herself and others. Visit
Lena’s web site at: www.crosspoems.com.
Bruce Lader is
the author of Discovering Mortality (March Street Press, 2005). His
poems have appeared in Poetry, New York Quarterly, Confrontation,
and the Poetic Voices Without Boundaries Anthology (Gival Press,
2005) among other publications. He is the director of Bridges Tutoring, an
organization educating students from diverse cultures. www.bridgestutoring.org
Lang has published poems, essays and translations in such
journals as Kalliope, Southern Poetry Review, Chicago Review, New
Directions, Green Mountains Review, Rhino and Baltimore Review.
Book publications include translations of Words in Stone and The
Origin of Language, both by Yves Bonnefoy. She won an Illinois Arts
Council award for a poem published in The Spoon River Poetry Review.
She lives with her husband and son in Chicago, where she teaches middle
Ledford’s work has appeared in Asheville Poetry Review,
Pembroke Magazine, Appalachian Heritage, In the Yard,
and other publications. She’s a member of North Carolina Writer’s
Susan Lefler lives
and works in Brevard, North Carolina.She is editor-at-large for Smoky
Mountain Living magazine. Her poetry has appeared in Asheville
Poetry Review,Appalachian Heritage, Passager, Wind,Pinesong,
and other journals as well as in the anthologies Lights in the
Mountains and Kakalak.
Lythgoe traveled in South America while serving as an Air
Force officer. He has worked at the Smithsonian Associates, and has an MFA
from Bennington College. His chapbook, BRASS, won the Kinloch
Rivers contest in 2006. He serves as President of The Academy For Lifelong
Learning at USC in Aiken, SC. His work appears in Windhover, Caribbean
Writer, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Ruah, Kakalak,
Magil’s work has been see in The Lyrisist and in a recent
collection of her poem called Salt & Solitude.
Manning was winner of the North Carolina Poetry Society’s
Poet Laureate Award in 1996, 1998 and 2006. A Pushcart nominee, his poems
have appeared in many journals and four chapbooks: Negotiating Physics
and Poets Anonymous (Old Mountain Press); Out After Dark(Pudding
House) and The Ice-Carver, winner of the Longleaf Chapbook
moved to Eastern North Carolina in 1990 and now lives in Merritt.
Originally from the East Tennessee, he grew up in the mountains and
attended college at Tennessee Tech University on the Cumberland Plateau.
Since moving to North Carolina, he has taught at Pamlico Community College
and New Bern High School.
Paul Mitchell’s poetry
has appeared in Crucible, Bay Leaves, Pinesong, and In
the Yard, A Poetry Anthology. He has served two years on the board of
the Poetry Council of North Carolina. He’s an artist, a potter, a
basketmaker, and a United Methodist minister. He was born in Columbia, NC,
and currently lives in Townville, SC, near Clemson.
Mitchell’spoems have been published in Tar River, Crucible,
Pinesong, Kakalak, In the Yard, A Poetry Anthology, Line
Drives, A Baseball Anthology, other magazines and anthologies. She has
served on the board of the North Carolina Poetry Society and is past
president of the Poetry Council of NC. She spent most of her life in
Wilson, NC, and currently lives in Townville, SC, near Clemson.
Moore lives in Hayesville, NC, and teaches in the English
Department at Young Harris College, where she also chairs the Humanities
Division. Her chapbook Teaching the Robins was published by
Finishingline Press in 2005.
Nunn: “NASUS” is the pen and Island name that has evolved for
Susan. Now retired her time is filled with volunteering for Beach
Watchers, Admiralty Head Lighthouse and attending poetry and writing
groups. Nasus has had poems published in Take Our Words For Whidbey
and short stories in Whispers In The Mist. “I feel I have finally
found my true home, friends, and passion for writing, living here in
Coupeville, WA, on Whidbey Island.”
Parrish’swork has appeared in Poets for Peace, In the
Yard’, Bay Leaves, The Lyricist, and AWP. She lives
and works in Raleigh.
Richardson lives and writes in Athens, OH. She has a master’s
degree in creative writing from Ohio University and has taught high school
English and drama. She is a recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Artist
fellowship, and her poems have appeared in numerous periodicals. She is
the author of On Sunday Creek, an Appalachian novel, and her Tarot
chapbook, The Reader is currently in the works at Pudding House
Riviere-Seel is President of the NC Poetry Society. Her first
collection of poetry, No Turning Back Now, was published by
Finishing Line Press in 2004 and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She
earned an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and currently lives in
Asheville, NC. Her poems have appeared in various journals.
Rockwell lives in Davidson, NC, with her husband and basset
hound. As well as a love of poetry she spends time working with The
Freeport Theater Festival in Pennsylvania.
Rogers is a writer, poet and editor. Fiction author of A
Love Apart, she has received competitive recognition in memoir,
fiction and poetry, has been a reader with UNCA’s Writers at Home
program, and was granted a 2002 Wildacres Artist Residency. Her work has
appeared in several literary journals including Passager, Sow’s
Ear Poetry Review, Calyx, Pinesong, The Pedestal
and in WNC Woman. She lives in Asheville, NC. www.rachellerogers.com
Shay is a teacher, director, and poet who resides in
Salisbury, NC. Her poetry has been published in Tar River Poetry
and the anthology Wildacres Poetry.
Sherbondy’s work has been published in Feminist Studies,
Cairn, 13th Moon, Crucible and other journals. She was a winner of the
Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Open. Her novella was a finalist in the William
Faulkner-William Wisdom Competition. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her
husband and three sons.
Simpson is Resident Writer at John Campbell Folk School. She
is the author of Across Water and Night Student and had
poems published in Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner and Southern
Poetry Review. She edited Lights in the Mountains, Stories, Essays
and Poems by Writers Living in and Inspired by the Southern Appalachian
Mountains. “At the End of Always” was first published in Appalachian
Smith of Hayesville, NC, studied poetry at the NC Writers’
Network West critique groups and creative writing classes and work shops
in the area. Poems of hers have been published in Lights in the
Mountains and won first and second place prizes in the Clay County
Arts Council poetry contests.
Spiegel, Hiawassee, GA, is a member of Georgia Mountain Writer’s
Club. She has edited newsletters and had articles published in newspapers
in NY, FL and GA. Her poetry appears in Atahita Journal, Methodist
Mountain Messenger, Freeing Jonah II,III and IV, Lights
in the Mountains and The Spirit of Christmas.
Stiles grew up on a dairy farm in northern Illinois. He graduated
from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1964, and served thirty years in the
Air Force as a pilot and military diplomat, much of that time overseas. He
has published in many journals. His latest chapbook is A Strange Wind
Rises from Pudding House Publications.
Stuart is a Sanford, NC, poet, jewelry artist, and
craftsperson whose poems have appeared in numerous journals including The
Pikeville Review, Nanny Fanny, and Main Street Rag among
others. An enthusiastic member of the North Carolina Poetry Society, she
has won awards for poetry of courage, light verse, poems for children,
poetry of love, serious poetry, and haiku. She enjoys weekend camping with
her husband and son, attempting to rehab a derelict shack way back in the
woods, off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Doug Stuber has
taught Creative Writing in New York and North Carolina since 1991. He is a
member of the Friday Noon Poets, plays bass in Skinny Atlas, paints
abstractions that are exhibited worldwide. Previous books include Sex,
Religion, Politics, and Poems from the Heron Clan. He lives
with his son, James Hyuntay and wife, the artist Kwang Suk Park. www.stuberpark.com
lives in the beautiful Monadnock region of Southwestern NH. His poetry
reflects upon his life growing up in rural New England combined with
experiences gained while traveling throughout much of Europe and the
United States. He has previously written a book of poetry entitled, Hypothetical
Taylor’s poems appear in The South Carolina Review, Kalliope,
and Appalachian Journal. Two prize-winning poems are published in
the North Carolina Poetry Society’s anthologies; three others were
included in A Millennial Sampler of South Carolina Poetry. She was
a finalist for Salem College’s Rita Dove Poetry Award in 2006. A native
of Lake City, SC, she now lives in Greenville, SC.
Vierckis a poet who writes at a furious pace. He has been known to
write two, three, or four poems a day when the mood strikes. Some of his
poems are quiet, others have the rage of a wildfire, and he is not afraid
to dive into any subject. He holds a B.A. in English Literature at Pitzer
College and has studied with numerous poets for the last twenty years. He
currently resides in Lenoir, NC.
Charles F. “Hawk”
Weyant’s writings have been published in local newspapers
and several anthologies, including Award Winning Poems of 1990
published by the North Carolina Poetry Society. His first book of poetry, An
Odyssey in Broken Rhythms and Ragged Lines was published in 2006.
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 resides in Grifton, NC, with
her husband, and a snooty cat.
Williams: No bio submitted.
a native of South Carolina, is a Ph.D. student and Excellence Fellow at
the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers. His first
collection of poems, Dark Orchard, was recently awarded the 2005
Texas Review Breakthrough Poetry Prize and published by Texas Review
Press. His work has appeared in such journals as Cimarron Review, Poet
Lore, Pacific Review, Borderlands, and Southern
Quarterly, among others. He is co-editor with Stephen Gardner of the
multi-volume Southern Poetry Anthology, the South Carolina volume to be
released soon. Visit Wright’s website at: www.dark-orchard.com
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