|Old Things: A Poetry and Prose
Status: Accepting Submissions
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Publication is dependent on receiving sufficient quality poems for inclusion in the anthology.
This anthology will be dedicated to:
Charles “Hawk” Weyant
Sample of the work:
Barbee’s poems have appeared 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, Pyrokinection, and The 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. He is the current President of
the NC Poetry Society.
W. Bassett is a retired academic who
turned to creative writing late in life. His poems have appeared widely in
anthologies and journals, including Georgia Review, Illuminations,
Mudfish, Negative Capability, Passager, Pembroke Magazine, Poem, Slant, The
Cape Rock, Timberline Review, Yemassee, and Zone 3. His latest
book of poems is The Old Stoic Faces the Mirror. He also has two
novels South Wind Rising and Honey from a Lion. Bassett
currently lives in Greenwood, SC.
Behm-Bultz is a population scientist
and world traveler who often bases her poetry around human geography and
exotic locations. Her written work has appeared in both scientific journals
and poetry anthologies. Her family and its assorted pets live in S.C.
Lynn Bell still believes peace, love,
rock n roll, a good book shoved in your back pocket and a dog at your side
are all you need. She moved many times throughout her life but calls the
warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico home. Staci has been published in Kakalak
2017, 2016, Old Mountain Press Anthologies, Wild Goose Poetry, Wolf
Warriors Anthology. She currently lives in Hayesville, NC.
Bishop, submitted this because it had
been very significant in her memories as she was growing up. She has
finished two sets of poems “Visit
Through History” and “Faith,
Family and Friendship” which she had put together for her family members
scattered throughout the United States. She will complete the rest of her
groups of poems titled “Nature
and Her Elements”, “Family Critters and Wildlife” and “Family
for, and was granted a waiver from the Medical Evaluation Board, allowing
him to complete his goal of thirty years of military service after being
injured in Iraq. After his retirement in August 2008, he turned toward
writing as a form of cathartic outlet. He and his wife, Laura, raised three
children, a daughter in the Army, a daughter married to Army, and a son in
the Air Force.
Brody’s publishing credits include The
Midwest Quarterly, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Potomac Review, Cream City
Review, Connecticut River Review, Northeast Magazine. She twice received
the Connecticut Poetry Society’s Winchell Award; was nominated for a
Pushcart Prize; awarded third place in Friends of Acadia’s national poetry
competition. Polly’s work appears in multiple issues of Connecticut
Muse. She’s authored: Other Nations, The Burning Bush, At the
Flower’s Lip, Stirring Shadows, Lore. Polly inhabits Southbury, CT.
Hall Cody has written a story
published in Field Mules and Buttermilk Cornbread, and articles for Towns
County Historical Society’s Newsletter and newspaper articles. She
wrote several articles for Clay County Heritage II Her poetry has
been published in eight other OMP anthologies. Nancy has two grown children,
one granddaughter and four grandsons. She and her husband live in
Collins lives in Graniteville, SC, and
teaches English at USC Aiken, where she is the Director of The Writing
Center. Her work has appeared in Kakalak, MoonShine Review, Windhover,
and The Southern Poetry Anthology: North Carolina. Her book, The
Silent Appalachian, was published in 2017 by McFarland.
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. He’s authored: The Life and Times of Rip Jackson; A
children’s coloring book, Pickaberry Pig’s First Day of School, The
Patrol Order; and an action adventure novel, The R-complex. Tom
has recently completed his memoir. He lives in Webster, NC.
Dillingham is a sixth-generation
Dillingham from Big Ivy in WNC. She is the author of twelve books and
chapbooks of short fiction and poetry and, with Celia Miles, co-editor of
four anthologies of WNC women writers. Her 2010 collection HOME was
nominated for a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA). Nancy
lives in Asheville, NC.
Dragon is an interfaith minister, who
earned some of her inconsequential fortune writing commercial non-fiction
and light poetry. Dr. Dragon
has won a few small poetry contests and had poems in previous OMP
anthologies. She says she keeps
coming back to South Carolina, so it must be home.
M. Ferrari is regular contributor to
OMP. Dena’s poetry is featured in Westchester Community College of NY Phoenix
(1975), Writers Alliance Poets World-Wide and many other anthologies.
Dena’s own books, Poems From the Hearth (2010), Come Closer My
Dearies (2013), and Charmed Times Three (2015), shows diversified
writing styles, leaving a Living Legacy for her grandchildren. She and her
husband, Peter live in Vass, NC.
Flagg: Subsequent to his father’s
deathbed request, Ed Garrett reclaimed his family’s ancestral name, and
was renamed Garrett Flagg. He has published poetry in McGuffin, Third
Wind, Quijote Quarterly, Horizons, Greensboro Review, and others. A
retired educator, he lives in North Carolina with his wife, Andrea, and
daughter Miriam. Grown sons, Seth and Quinn, reside in Chicago and are
developing their verbal and musical talents.
Kennedy Frazer is a retired peace and
justice director and educator for faith-based organizations at state,
diocesan and national levels. Penning life’s passions into poetry is the
delight of her silvering years. Her work has appeared in several Old
Mountain Press’ anthologies, Poetic Portions 2015 anthology, Soul-lit
Journal of Spiritual Poetry, Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine, Panoply
Literary Zine, Snapdragon Journal, Whirlwind Magazine and Kakalak
2017. She lives in Durham. NC.
Fredsell is a newcomer to the writing
world. She has recently found her voice in writing personal essays, thanks
to a learning-in-retirement class at OLLI/Furman. When not writing essays,
she enjoys hiking, bird watching, playing Chess, teaching, and spending
quality time with family and friends. Lynda lives in Greenville, SC, with
her cat Sage and a yard full of birds.
N. Gibson. After a thirty-three year
career in the automobile industry, James Gibson returned to his love of the
mythical American West, publishing Anasazi Princess in 2001 and
subsequent books, for a total of five with the conclusion of the epic
series, Anasazi Triumph in 2005. Later novels include The Last
Ride and Searching with Pei for the Meaning of Life. His mystery
novel, To Live or Die in Taiwan, is at press. Jim and his wife make
their home in Northville, Michigan. He welcomes reader contact through his
website at www.pentaclespress.com.
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 recently returned
to NY to be near family. (email@example.com)
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.
Mai Habben is a writer in Raleigh, 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. She enjoys writing
fiction and creative nonfiction in addition to her love of poetry.
Hammond lives in Falls Church,
Virginia. She is a regular contributor to OMP and appreciates the
opportunity to hone her stories down to 325 words. She’s been writing for
her kids and grandkids for years, and has finally embarked on a larger
writing project. This story is from her yet to be published book, Birdie
Hanemann is currently a writer and
artist in Raleigh, NC. Her work has appeared in Southwest Review,
Mainstreet Rag, and Laurel Review; anthologies, The
Well-Versed Reader, Heron Clan IV and Kakalak 2017 and in her own
chapbook, Through a Glass Darkly. She has been featured poet for Negative
Capability Press and The Alexandria Quarterly. A native of Southwest
Louisiana, she is now working on a first novel about her roots in Cajun
Carey Harker has a dual set of
families – one in Idaho and one in NC. She married a sailor she met on a
bus in 1953. The happy result was the excuse to travel cross country camping
in every state of the union both with and without their 5 children
interspersed with many trips abroad. She has taught Writing For Publication
for many years MaXine, and her husband Berkley, are now 89 living in a
one-stop-light town of Grifton, NC.
Haymore met “Hawk” at a Writers’
Ink meeting more than 20 years ago. They formed an instant bond, and spent
many happy hours sitting together trading “War Stories.” The bio of
Joseph Haymore pales by that of Charlie “Hawk” Weyant.
Johanson is a retired philosophy
professor from Minnesota who moved to Durham, NC in 1999 and has been
writing poetry ever since. His work has appeared in a variety of journals
and anthologies and he has published three chapbooks of poetry, most
recently A Trunkload of Ephemera.
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
Hallford Killebrew cherishes the musty
smell of books and sharing the love of writing with her poetry pals, Rachel
and Mary Louise. OMP has been a much-appreciated outlet for publishing
several of Nita’s poems. From her home in Lilburn, GA, she often reflects
on her thirty years of teaching high school students and smiles because she
Kennedy Lain resides in Hubert, North
Carolina, and relies on past memories, family stories and travels to inspire
her work. Patsy expresses her passions through writing and painting. She has
works published in anthologies, magazines, a local paper, etc. and she
receives awards for her works.
L. Ledford resides in Hayesville, NC.
Her work has appeared in many Old Mountain Press anthologies and many
journals. She received the Paul Green Award from NC Society of Historians
for her book, Planting by the Signs. She enjoys gardening, sewing,
and writing about her mountain heritage.
Kay Ledford is a seventh-generational
native of Clay County, NC. Her work has appeared in 35 Old Mountain Press
anthologies, Good Old Days Magazine, and many other journals. She's
received the Paul Green Award 10 times for her books, blogs, and collecting
oral history of Southern Appalachia.
A. Lewis graduated from the Corcoran
School of Art in 1986 with little idea of how to make a living. Her work
experience includes cake decoration, jewelry sales, hypnosis certification,
being robbed at gunpoint, and 29 years as a custom picture framer. Since
2014, her poetry and genre fiction have been published in several
anthologies. Katy and her husband live with three demanding cats in a small
book-stuffed house in Falls Church, VA.
Meyer, a Cleveland native, is a writer
who lives in North Raleigh with her husband, three children, and awesome
Hooper Miles, a Jackson County native,
lives, edits, writes, and travels from Asheville. Her passions are old grist
mills and neolithic sites, and her short stories and novels reflect both.
Her work is available in regional bookstores, online, on Kindle, and (Mattie’s
Girl and Sarranda)on Audible Books. Grist mills mysteries set in
western NC are The Body at Wrapp’s Mill and The Body at
StarShine Mill. A third novel in the Sarranda “trilogy” will be out
Molberg has retired from the practice
of medicine and is now practicing writing. He hopes that he can write enough
in quality and quantity that his grandchildren will get a feel for who he
was and what he did. He lives in Falls Church, VA with Nazeema Karim, his
spouse of 46 years.
Ohler is a teacher /designer/writer.
Working in the arts for most of her life, she spent most of it at Warren
Wilson College. Bev has written five books/designed or edited others. Her
work has appeared in 15 Old Mountain Press issues/ included in several
anthologies and a number of magazines, She grew up in the Northeast, now
calls Black Mountain home.
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, A Hundred Gourds, bear creek
haiku, Shemom, Creative Inspirations and NeverEnding Story. She
edits an online journal called Whispers
http://whispersinthewind333.blogspot.com/ She enjoys sharing the gift of
O’Quinn lives in Hendersonville, NC.
Her non-fiction prose and poetry reflect a true southern heritage, having
lived in five different states in the southeast. Her work has appeared in
numerous OMP anthologies; four anthologies edited by Celia Miles and Nancy
Dillingham; WNC Woman; the E-zine Long Story Short as well as
other WNC publications both in print and online.
Passmore attended UNC-G, married and
had three children all born in Boulder, CO. In 1980 the family moved to
Durham, NC. Carol worked at the reference desk of the Durham County Library.
Since retirement she enjoys reading, gardening, yoga and writing poetry. She
contributed to and co-edited a book of Quaker children stories which was
translated into Russian.
T. Pemberton’s publishing credits
include I and Lee High Review. She’s authored the following
children’s book Sanford, City of Clay. Patricia, lives in
Potts is the author of two poetry
anthologies: From Field to Thicket and Hiding from the Reaper.
He has also authored three novels: End of Summer, Unpardonable Sin,
and Obedience. A philosophy professor at Methodist University in
Fayetteville, NC, he lives with his wife, Karen, and their eight cats in
Ricketson, mental health counselor and
blueberry farmer, is published in Wild Goose Poetry Review, Future Cycle
Press, Journal of Kentucky Studies, Old Mountain Press, Whispers, and
her books, I Hear the River Call My Name, and Hanging Dog Creek.
She placed first in 2011 Joyce Kilmer national poetry contest., writes a
monthly column, Woman to Woman, for The Cherokee Scout, and her book, Shade
and Shelter, is forthcoming from Kelsay Press.
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. He had his
work in several OMP anthologies. He has self-published four memoirs and
Three books of poetry and three children’s books. He has nine books or
booklets on Amazon Kindle. He and his wife Ruth live near Monroe, NC. He
writes daily on his blog:
Rouphail is the author of two
collections, Apertures and Second Skin. She is Senior Lecturer
Emerita from the English Dept and NC State University, and spends her time
as a volunteer teaching language skills to needful populations in Raleigh.
She is at work on her third poetry collection. She has published widely.
Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler (Burlington, NC.), a former college president,
has 5 books and 72 articles and has edited 23 books/proceedings and 3
national journals and published 3 newspaper columns (1 now). Her creative
writings are 11 poetry chapbooks and 4 full-length collections, 125+ short
stories, 4 novels, a novella, 3 short story collections (+ 2 in press), 2
nonfiction collections, and 41 plays. She was Central Region
Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet 2013-2015.
Snowden’s poems and stories have
been published in more than forty literary journals. Her novel, Southern
Fried Lies, was published by Archer Hill Publishing in 2012. Her story
collection, A Closet Full of Masks, was published in 2015, also by
Archer Hill. The novel received an IPPY Award (Recognizing Excellence in
Independent Publishing) in 2013 for best new fiction in the Southeast. Susan
lives in Hendersonville, NC.
Snyder is a hospital dentist. He is a
Magna Cum Laude graduate of Davidson College. He earned his Doctorate of
Dental Surgery degree and completed his Advanced Education in General
Dentistry Residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He
authored an action adventure novel, The Price of Innocence, and has a
manuscript in circulation. He lives in Asheville, NC, with his wife, Linda.
Sparkes was born in England and
emigrated to New York in 1948. Returned to Britain in 1958. Published in
magazines, books, newspapers in Israel, Germany, Britain, U.S.A, Loving
world travel and the natural world has extensively seen many countries. She
enjoys walking her dogs in the countryside of Britain where she currently
Stephenson is Poet Laureate of North
Carolina. His recent books are Paul’s
Hill: Homage to Whitman
(Sir Walter Press), Our World (Press 53), Family Matters:
Homage to July, the Slave Girl (Bellday Books), the Bellday
Prize; Maytle’s World (play). He is recipient of the Distinguished
Alumnus Achievement Award, 2015, Department of English, University of
Wisconsin-Madison, and is Professor Emeritus, University of North
Carolina-Pembroke. Shelby lives on Paul’s Hill, about ten miles northwest
Tate is an award winning artist & writer currently living in
Winchester, Tn. She has won the Poetry Category in the Gulf Coast Writers
Competition, been a finalist in the United Poet Laureate International in
the Alexander Fui Sak Chang category–short free verse in Chinese or
English, a finalist in the Poetry Society of Tennessee NE and awarded 2nd
place in the United Haiku and Tanka Society’s Samurai Haibun Competition.
She is a member of the Haiku Society of America and the United Haiku &
Timms resides in Greenwood, SC,
about fifteen miles from where she was born. She has contributed to several
OMP anthologies and will soon be publishing a collection of her poetry,
which she says has been inspired by her love of family, friends, nature and
B. Watson considers this short bio a
challenge, but she'll try to be creative. She writes short stories and
poetry and is fortunate to be published in numerous anthologies. Tom’s
chosen theme for this anthology brought too many ideas back to life; like a
lottery of choices. So pick one! Betty and her husband live in Greenville,
SC at The Woodlands at Furman since 2012. It’s a great location to keep
the brain nurtured next door to the University.
“Hawk” Weyant’s poems appeared
in over three dozen anthologies and he read on Public Radio for ten years.
His book An Odyssey In Broken Rhythms And Ragged Lines was nominated
for a Pushcart Prize. For his valued support of the National Hollerin
Contest, he was made an honorary citizen of Spivey’s Corner, NC. He was
also a decorated, battle scarred veteran of three tours in Vietnam.
Ward Whitlock is the widow of a
Presbyterian minister, mother of four adult children, and grandmother of
seven. She retired from teaching public school in 2000, then taught writing
at Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC, for eight years. Stella’s
stories, poems, and articles have appeared in various journals and
magazines. She now is fulfilling her dream of writing some of the stories
passed down in her family. Stella lives at Glenaire Retirement Community,
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,
Ledford Wright’s work appears in
several Old Mountain Press anthologies (two Pushcart Prize nominations: Looking
for Santa and Celebrate the Holidays.) Her work is in several
anthologies and journals, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, Express
Yourself 101 Vol 2 For Your Eyes Only, Kaleidoscope, Fireflies and June
Bugs, Yesterdays Magazette, Carolina Country, Field Mules and Buttermilk
Cornbread ,Five Brothers in the Civil War, and Clay Co. Heritage Book
I and II. Barbara presently resides in Shelby, NC.
Pleasants York dwells in images of the
past. She crystallizes recollections and remembrances which have made their
way into her three books – Pleasantries, Weaver of Destiny, and Dream
Within a Dream – and collects the ephemera and the vintage which
enfold themselves into her memory boxes and Victorian collages. She and her
daughter, Emily, run the family craft business Little White Rabbit
Pleasantries at Southern Charm on Wicker in their hometown of Sanford, NC.