|Mountain Writings: A Poetry and Prose Anthology
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Old Mountain Press announces its publication of Mountain Writings This collection of poetry has been gathered from 49 writers across the country. The theme is anything relating to the mountains.
Samples of included works:
Arnold lives in Americus, Georgia,
with her husband and three children. She is a teacher of French and
Spanish at a local high school. In addition, she serves as an adjunct
professor of French at South Georgia State University. JoAnna regularly
travels with her family and students throughout Europe and Latin America.
Although she believes that teaching high school is an incomparable
mission field, she continues to nurture an insatiable love for Jubilee,
Barbee’s poems appeared Crucible,
Asheville Poetry Review, Potato Eyes, Georgia Journal, St. Andrews Review,
Charlotte Poetry Review, and Pembroke Magazine. He was awarded
an “Emerging Artist’s Grant” from Winston-Salem Arts Council (1994)
to publish his first collection Changes of Venue (Mount Olive
Press); has been a featured poet on the North Carolina Public Radio
Station WFDD; received the 59th Poet Laureate Award from the North
Carolina Poetry Society for his poem “The Blood Watch.”
Bassett is a Biblical scholar,
novelist, and award-winning poet. His poems have been widely published in
journals and anthologies. He has three books of poetry, and his second
novel Honey from a Lion was published in January, 2014, by ATTM
Press. Now retired, Fred live with his wife Peg in Greenwood SC.
Stripling Byer has lived in the WNC
mountains since 1968. Her six books of poetry have won numerous awards.
She served for five years as North Carolina’s first woman Poet Laureate.
Collins, who lives in Graniteville,
South Carolina, teaches English at the University of South Carolina Aiken.
Her poetry and prose appear in various anthologies. Currently, she is
writing a book of literary criticism about Appalachian literature.
Rain Crowe is a prize-winning poet
and an internationally- published author of thirty books, including the
multi-award winning book of nonfiction Zoro’s Field: My Life in the
Appalachian Woods (Univ. of Georgia Press, 2005); The Laugharne
Poems written in Wales and published by Welsh publisher Carreg Gwalch
in 1997; and the classic contemporary Celtic language anthology Writing
the Wind: A Celtic Resurgence. As an editor, he has worked with Beatitude
magazine, Katuah Journal and the Asheville Poetry Review. He is
founder and publisher of New Native Press. His literary archives have been
purchased by the Duke University Special Collections Library. He lives in
the Tuckasegee community of rural western North Carolina.
Cuthrell is a Literary Studies and
Journalism major at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. In addition
to being a dedicated student, she also devotes a significant amount of
time to writing poetry, obsessing over Bill Murray and consuming copious
amounts of coffee.
Davidson is a contributing editor at
Tar River Poetry and a staff writer for The Asheville Poetry Review. Her
book reviews, poems, and essays appear regularly in print and online. She
is a recipient of the Kinloch Rivers, Amelia, Soundpost Press, and Ledge
Press manuscript prizes. Her newest book, What Holds Him to this World
(96 Press, 2014), received the 2013 SC Poetry Archives Book Award.
Davis’s 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
the following books: The Life and Times of Rip Jackson; A children’s
coloring book, Pickaberry Pig, The Patrol Order; and an
action adventure novel, The R-complex. Tom lives in Webster, NC.
Dillingham is a sixth-generation
Dillingham from Big Ivy. She is the author of eight books of poetry and
short fiction. Her collection of poems Home (March Street Press,
2010) was nominated for a SIBA award. Her latest collection Americana
Rural (Wind Publications) was published in 2012. Her poetry recently
appeared in Blue Ridge Parkway Celebration: Silver Anniversary Edition,
and is forthcoming in Pine Mountain Sand and & Gravel. Nancy
lives in Asheville.
M. Ferrari is a regular contributor
to OMP, Dena’s poetry are featured in Westchester Community College of
NY Phoenix (1975); in Charles Weyant’s book, An Odyssey in
Broken Rhythms and Ragged Lines (2006). Writer’s Alliance Poets
World-Wide anthologies has many of her published works. Dena’s own
books, Poems From the Hearth (2010) and Come Closer My Dearies
(2013), shows diversified writing styles, leaving a Living Legacy for her
grandchildren. She and her husband, Peter live in Vass, NC.
Fogelman, 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, Texas Poetry Calendar, Boundless, and OMP
Anthologies. Ann is a member
of Bay Area Writers League, Gulf Coast Poets, Poetry Society of Texas and
Osher Lifetime Learning Institute at UTMB, Galveston. Ann lives in Friendswood, TX.
Gibson (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,
available at www.PentacleSPresS.com,
as well as The Last Ride, a traditional western set outside Tucson,
Arizona. Visit his blog at www.anasaziquest.wordpress.com.
Gowan is author of Notes from the
Trunk, published by Old Mountain Press (www.oldmp.com/mariangowan.htm).
Her work has appeared in several Old Mountain Press anthologies and
regional publications, including Longest Hours, Silver Boomer
Books, Abilene, TX. Most recently, she contributed to her writing group’s
publication, Crossings, which has been nominated for the Pushcart
Prize 2014. She retired to the NC mountains from western NY in 2001.
Greene is Professor of English and
Writing, and director of the Writing Center at Methodist University in
Fayetteville, NC. She’s published four books, regularly publishes in
journals and magazines, and is editor of Longleaf Press.
Mai Habben lives in Raleigh, NC
where she works as a writer, photographer, and local historian. A graduate
of Peace College and North Carolina State University, her work has
appeared in literary journals, The News and Observer, and other
publications throughout the United States and Canada. The poem included
within this anthology depicts a great-uncle’s experience based upon
letters and a photograph album. Uncle Henry died at almost 87 in 1992.
Carey Harker and husband Berkley,
have lived 59+ 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. She’s taught Writing for
Publication for 35+ years at Community Colleges, now Rec Center in New
Bern. MaXine is 85; her doctor tells her she is 65.
Hewett lives in Louisville, KY and
writes in several genres including Children; Romance; Old West
Romance/Adventure; Humor and Skits. He has been named Poet of the Month on
several worldwide sites and Poet of the year on:
a poetry forum. You can find some of his writings at
roberthewettsr.hubpages.com (no www or http://)
Johnston was born in WV, grew up in
Chicago and rambled around for a while before finding just the right spot
to hermit-up in Lewisville, NC. Finally bored with her own company, she
recently resumed contact with the outside world by sharing her poetry and
has enjoyed moderately sweeping success with both dogs and the occasional
human being. If this writing thing goes well, she may have to stop
D. Kennedy Jr. has published four
(4) books of poetry, short stories, and essays: Our Place In Time,
Waiting Out In The Yard, For Rhyme Of Reason, and Progenitors: A
Kennedy Genealogy. He has also published works in over twenty
anthologies and periodicals. He has served as Chairman of the following:
The Board of Trustees of Barton College, the North Carolina Board of
Ethics, the North Carolina Theater, and the Building Committee of the Duke
Power Performing Arts Center.
Koster teaches English and Medieval
Studies at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. She spends too much time
on administrivia and not enough time on her writing, but is a devoted
minion to her cats. Her new chapbook will be out in Summer 2014.
Kennedy Lain lives in Hubert, NC,
and has published works in several anthologies and magazines. Although she
has received and enjoyed many awards and honors, her primary joy comes
from her passion to write and paint for fun.
L. Ledford’s work has appeared in Mother’s
Little Helper, Happy Feet, The Nature of Things, Waiting With Santa,
and other Old Mountain Press anthologies. She received the Paul Green
Award from North Carolina Society of Historians for her book, Planting
by the Signs, and Simplicity. Blanche lives in Hayesville, NC.
Kay Ledford is a seventh
generational native of Clay County, NC. She’s a member of North Carolina
Writer’s Network, North Carolina Poetry Society, and listed with A
Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers. Her work has appeared in
many Old Mountain Press anthologies. Finishing Line Press published three
poetry chapbooks that won the Paul Green Award. Her blog: www.blueridgepoet.blogspot.com.
A. Lewis is living her dream of
being a writer. A painter and photographer, she graduated from the
Corcoran School of Art in 1986, and since then has worked in jewelry and
custom framing. She has written science fiction, fantasy, and poetry since
2010, and this is her first published work. Katy and her husband live with
six demanding cats in a little house stuffed with books, in Falls Church,
Treadway Manning lives with his wife
Doris in Cary, NC, and moderates The Friday Noon Poets of Chapel Hill. His
most recent chapbooks are The Girl Who Came Out with the Stars (Old
Mountain Press, 2012) and Genes (Finishing Line, 2013).
Miles is a native of Jackson County,
now living and writing in Asheville, NC. Retired from Asheville-Buncombe
Technical Community College, she has authored seven novels and co-edited
three anthologies and a college textbook. Her next novel is a mystery
centered around a grist mill. Website: www.celiamiles.com
Gordon Moore, author of Wings of
the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry, is an award-winning recipient in the
Edward Davin Vickers Memorial Award and Oneswan Productions Writing
Competition poetry contests. Her poems appeared in Writers Digest
Magazine, Poets for Peace: A Collection, Reach of Song, Home for the
Holidays and The Blind Man’s Rainbow anthologies. Kym lives
in Indian Trail, NC and is a contributing author to Chicken Soup for
the Soul: Thanks Mom.
Ohler loves to write, though her
life has been focused on the theater, teaching, designing, producing
festivals, creating art in one form or another. Growing up in the
Northeast, her adult life has primarily been spent on the campus of Warren
Wilson College, Asheville, NC, where she is a member of the Theater
Department. She has written four books, has edited others, and has stories
in numerous publications.
O’Quinn lives in Hendersonville,
NC. She writes poetry and creative non-fiction. Her work has appeared in a
number of anthologies and regional publications both in print and online.
Most recently two poems were published in Longest Hours, a Silver
Boomer anthology out of Abilene, TX and she was one of six authors who
collectively created Crossings, a poetry and prose anthology
published by Old Mountain Press.
Podlipec taught first grade for over
two decades. After retirement she and her husband moved from Wisconsin to
Hendersonville, North Carolina, where she began to write poetry. Her work
has been published in numerous anthologies with a few of her poems winning
honorable mentions. Recently she has been writing children’s poetry. One
of those poems has won another honorable mention in the 2014 Caldwell
Nixon Jr. contest sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society.
Potts is Professor of Philosophy at
Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His poems are
published in several literary journals and anthologies as well as in a
chapbook, From Field to Thicket, which won the 2006 Mary Belle
Campbell Poetry Book Award of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. His
novel, End of Summer was published in 2011 by WordCrafts Press, and
his second novel from Wordcrafts, Unpardonable Sin, will be
published this year.
Rickey’s poetry credits include MetroNY;
the NY Times blog; Blueline; Avocet, Journal of Nature Poetry; Avocet
Weekly; Emerald Coast Review; Kakalak; Red Fez; Poetry Pacific; The
Mountaineer; Miller’s Pond Poetry Magazine; On Your Mark; Sacred
Visions; and a poetry book, A Year in the Life of an Unemployed
Poet. She was a winner of the NYC Office of Cultural Affairs Poetweet
contest. Cindy recently moved from the NYC suburbs to a Waynesville, NC,
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 writing music. He
is a member of the Indian Trail Cultural Arts poetry readers club, and has
had poems published on Kym Gordon Moore’s Tea and Poetry Blog Spot.
He has been published in Common Ground Magazine, and church
periodicals. He is married and lives in Monroe, NC.
Ruggero. Fiction writer and poet.
Co-authored a poetry anthology, Shaken & Stirred, and short
story collection, Kaleidoscope, published by BeWrite Books.
Adventure Books of Seattle published her short story collection: Eighty-six
Eggs. 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 was also a contributing author. Carmen lives in
Lynn Veach Sadler, native North
Carolinian and former college president, has published 5+ books and 72
articles, edited 22 books/proceedings and three national journals, and
published a newspaper column. In creative writing, she has published 10
poetry chapbooks and 4 full-length collections (another in press), 100+
short stories, 4 novels, a novella, and a short story collection (another
forthcoming) and written 41 plays. As Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet
2013-2015, she mentors student and adult poets.
Singh was born in the KwaZulu-Natal
province in Durban, South Africa. He showed promise as a young writer of
literature from his high school years. He had first been chosen by the
editorial board of his high school magazine (which comprised highly
established writers), The Protea Chronicle, for publication. This
culminated in exhibitions and publications in international journals,
magazines and anthologies. He is regarded by many as an international
leading scholar or world scholar.
Spiegel, of Gainesboro, Tennessee,
loves mountains. She has lived near them in Vermont, Georgia and
Tennessee. Several of her poems, published in former OMP anthologies,
reflect her Mountain High, (title of one of the anthologies) but
she still writes, mostly poems. She can’t climb anymore, so she looks
out the window for inspiration.
A. Spruzen grew up near London,
U.K., earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of
Charlotte, and teaches writing in Northern Virginia. Her poetry chapbook,
Long in the Tooth, was published by Finishing Line Press in July 2013.
Dorothy is seeking representation for her novel The Blitz Business, set in
WWII England. The first two novels in her Flower Ladies Trilogy and
Crossroads: Two Novellas, are available on Amazon.
Stanley’s work has appeared in
several on-line venues across these United States. She is an artist, a
writer/poet, songwriter and book illustrator. She resides in the Pacific
Northwest, and enjoys spending precious time with her family.
Visit Sheri's Web Site www.poetryandbeyond.net
Visit Sheri's Web Site www.poetryandbeyond.net
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.
S. Stephens lives in Transylvania
County, NC, which she considers a magical and inspiring place. An avid
traveler, she writes travel blogs as well as short stories featuring
friends and family in the locations she and her husband visit. Her work
has appeared in Women’s Spaces Women’s Places and Waiting
Stephenson lives near 50-210 (McGee’s
Crossroads), a little north of Benson, North Carolina. The Hunger of
Freedom (Red Dashboard Publishing: 2014: www.reddashboard.com)
is his most recent book of poems.
Snow Strickland is a native of
Hendersonville, NC and has practiced dentistry there for 22 years. He
graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill twice;
undergrad in 1987 and dental school in 1991.
He has loved these mountains for as long as he can remember.
F. “Hawk” Weyant and 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
poems and stories appear in more than two dozen anthologies, and on two
web sites. His book An Odyssey In Broken Rhythms And Ragged Lines
was nominated for a Pushcart Award.
Glenda S. 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.
Ledford Wright, associate editor to Moonshine
and Blind Mules
frequently contributes to OMP anthology series, including Waiting
With Santa, Clay and Cherokee County Souvenir Edition’s, Muscadine
Lines: A Southern Journal, Express Yourself 101 Vol 2 For Your Eyes Only,
Kaleidoscope, Fireflies and June Bugs, Yesterdays Magazette, Christmas
Presence, Clothes Lines, Women’s Spaces Women’s Places, Fresh, Mused,
Bread ‘N Molasses, Northern Stars, The Oxford So and So, Carolina
Country. Barbara lives in Shelby, NC.
Pleasants York’s “Tuckaseegee
Travel Log” is a journal entry when she, her husband Guy, their son
Jonathan, and their black dachshund Monroe visited the Tuckaseegee River
for the first time as guests of Tom and Polly Davis. York was lucky enough
to celebrate her birthday at an Old Mountain Press reading, giving her the
opportunity to meet talented writers. She also survived whitewater rafting
and got a t-shirt! C. Pleasants York lives in Sanford, NC.
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