|Old Times Not Forgotten: A Poetry and Prose Anthology
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JoAnna Arnold, an enthusiastic French and Spanish teacher, is a regular
contributor to anthologies for Old Mountain Press. She earned a Master of
French Studies from Auburn University and a Master of Education from UAB.
She also holds certifications in Spanish, English, and ESOL.
When not teaching, she prefers to nurture her insatiable love for
travel throughout Europe and Latin America. Arnold lives in Americus,
Georgia, with her husband Bob and their three children.
W. Bassett found a new life in
creative writing after retiring from academia. In addition to writing a
few new poems this year, he has finished the third novel of a trilogy he
started years ago. He will publish in one hard cover the second and third
novel (Honey from and Lion and The Winter is Past) in
January 2020 under the title A Time to Love Anew.
Marcie 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 those of Old Mountain Press Anthologies, Borderlines,
and the South Carolina Writer’s Association 2018 Petigru Review.
She is a 2018/2019 Pushcart Prize nominee and resides near the Savannah
River in S.C.
Bishop wrote this poem in honor of her grandfather as she was
looking through the few pictures she had of her grandparents since they
were camera shy. She finished
a collection of her critter and wildlife poems.
She is now the proud owner of six week old kittens who are very
mischief in their new discoveries. She
hopes to find a home for four of them after they are fixed and get their
shots when they are eight weeks old.
She is an avid reader especially mysteries.
Rachel Bronnum’s work has appeared in several Old Mountain Press
would be happy to show anyone interested the historic camp ground
that was an impetus for her work. Old times are indeed not forgotten.
She lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia and Highlands, North Carolina.
Nancy H. Cody has written an article for Field Mules and Buttermilk
Cornbread, The Historical Society Newsletter, newspapers, and poetry
for special occasions, such as, birthdays, anniversaries and funerals.
This is Nancy's eleventh submission to Old Mountain Press Poetry and Prose
Anthology Books. Nancy stays busy with her grandchildren and attending
their events and activities. She and her husband reside in Hayesville, NC.
Vicki Collins teaches English at the University of South Carolina Aiken,
where she is the Director of the Writing Center. Her poetry and prose
appear in Kakalak, MoonShine Review, Windhover, Carolina Woman,
Amarillo Bay, and many Old Mountain Press anthologies. Her book, The
Silent Appalachian: Wordless Mountaineers in Fiction, Film, and Television
was published in 2017 by McFarland.
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’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’s First Day of School, The Patrol Order;
and an action adventure novel, The R-complex. 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.
Dillingham is the author of
twelve books of poetry and short fiction and co-editor of four anthologies
of women’s writing. Her
poetry collection, Home, was nominated for a SIBA award. Her latest
book is Like Headlines: New
and Selected Poems from Red Dirt Press.
Her chapbook Revelation is forthcoming from Kelsay Books.
Nancy is a sixth-generation Dillingham from Big Ivy in WNC. She lives in Asheville, NC.
Dena M. Ferrari is a regular contributor to OMP. Dena’s poetry is
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.
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:
James 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.
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.
Kerri 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.
Cordelia Hanemann is currently a practicing writer and artist in Raleigh,
NC. She has published in numerous journals including Turtle Island
Quarterly, Connecticut River Review, Glassworks Magazine, and Laurel
Review; anthologies, The Well-Versed Reader, Heron Clan VI and Kakalak
2018 and in her own chapbook, Through a Glass Darkly. Her poem,
“photo-op” was a finalist in the Poems of Resistance competition at
Sable Press and her poem “Cezanne's Apples” was nominated for a
Pushcart. Recently the featured poet for Negative Capability Press and The
Alexandria Quarterly, she is now working on a first novel, about her roots
in Cajun Louisiana.
SFC Joe Haymore is a member of the Writers’ Ink Guild of Fayetteville,
NC. His poetry and prose has
appeared in several of the Old Mountain Press anthologies. He resides at Phoenix Nest, a home on the property mentioned
in his story. The story is
Bob Hewett is 86 years of age and writes poems, short stories, humor
and satire along with accounts of his father’s story telling skill.
Hewett has been named poet of the month on three online writing groups and
poet of the year on another. He has published 3 children books. His work
has appeared in numerous anthologies. His website is:
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.
Jo Koster teaches literature and writing at Winthrop University. She
and her cats Max and April live in Rock Hill, SC, where she is a
recovering academic administrator now finding more time to write.
was recently named to the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy
of Authors. Her newest chapbook Nine Days’ Wonder will appear in
Cindy 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
the past 17 years and are now residents of The Woodlands at Furman,
Blanche L. Ledford is a native of Clay County, NC. Her work has appeared in
many journals and Old Mountain Press anthologies. She received the Paul
Green Award from NC Society of Historians for her book, Planting by the
Signs. She enjoys writing, reading and telling stories about the past.
Brenda Kay Ledford is a seventh-generational native of Clay County, NC.
Her work has appeared in many journals including 40 Old Mountain Press
anthologies. She received the 2019 Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement
Award for the fields of education and writing.
Celia Hooper Miles is a Jackson County native who lives, edits, writes and
travels from Asheville, NC. Old grist mills and Neolithic sites are her
passion and her fiction reflects both.Her nine novels and two short story
collections are available in independent regional bookstores, on line and
on Kindle and(Mattie’s Girl and Sarranda) on Audible
Books. Sarranda’s Legacy, completing the Sarranda series set in
Jackson County, came out in 2018. www.celiamiles.com
Mona Miracle, born in a Kentucky mountain valley, has lived in
California, Michigan, Florida; and for thirty years, Asheville, N.C. Mona
was a featured presenter at South Florida Poetry Society, and a
four-category winner in Florida Freelance Writers Annual Competition.
Readers can sample her publications, including the novel Wesley’s
Gift at Monaraemiracle.com; Amazon provides her e-books and print
formats. Currently developing a non-fiction book, she is researching
technology and attitudes for successful aging.
Beverly Ohler has been involved in many phases of the arts all of her
life. Growing up and studying in the Northeast, she has spent most of her
life teaching and designing in the theater at Warren Wilson College.
She has written and published five books, and edited others. Her
short stories appear in magazines and anthologies, including 20 issues of
this one. She loves living 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,
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.
Penny Olson and her husband live in Weaverville, N.C. with two dogs, an
elderly Dachshund, and a Variety pup. Gathering atmospheric details for
Penny’s novel in progress, all four recently researched Savannah,
Georgia. Penny is conjuring devices for writing characters into a
supernatural murder mystery, which made it imperative to photograph
Savannah’s historic squares as well as legendary graveyards. As often as
possible, the family enjoys beachcombing on Florida’s gulf coast their
Martha O’Quinn is a regular contributor to OMP anthologies, and, after
living in Hendersonville, NC for almost twenty-two years moved to
Loganville, GA to be near children, grands and great-grands. Southern
through and through, in addition to OMP anthologies, her poetry and prose
have appeared in a number of anthologies, including four edited by Celia
Miles and Nancy Dillingham; WNC Women, and on-line publications.
Michael Potts, a philosophy professor at Methodist University in
Fayetteville, NC, has two poetry anthologies, three novels, two short
stories, and two essays published as well as a nonfiction book of
enjoyable exercises in philosophy.
Mary Ricketson, Murphy NC, nature lover and mental health counselor, has
poetry in Wild Goose Poetry Review, Future Cycle Press, Journal of
Kentucky Studies, Lights in the Mountains, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge,
Red Fox Run, It’s All Relative, Old Mountain Press, Whispers,
Voices, chapbook I Hear the River Call my Name, full length
collections: Hanging Dog Creek, and Shade and Shelter.
Her new book, Mississippi: The Story of Luke and Marian, is
Dwight 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:
Maria Rouphail, PhD, is Emerita Senior Lecturer from NCSU’s English
Department. She is the author of two poetry collections, and has been
widely published. In 2019, she won Second Prize in the Nazim Hikment
International Poetry Competition. Dr. Rouphail lives in Raleigh, NC.
Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler, of Burlington, NC, a former college president and
a Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet 2013-2015, has published 5+ academic
books and 72 articles, edited 22 books and 3 national journals, and
written 3 newspaper columns (1 now). Her creative writing publications
include 11 poetry chapbooks and 5 full-length collections, 125+ short
stories, 4 novels, a novella, 5 short story collections, and 2 nonfiction
collections. Volume II (of 41 plays) was recently published.
Rishan Singh was born in the Republic of South Africa, Rishan Singh has
participate in two editions of the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Awards
competition by Jacana Media, a annual competition in the memory of Solomon
Tshekisho Plaatje. He was a finalist at the 2014 eThekwini
Municipality Library Awards, hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of
Parks, Leisure and Recreation. He was also a nominee of the Golden Key
International Honour Society in 2006, prior to his appointment in 2008.
His poems address many burning issues, and have been published and
Dr. 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.
Shelby Stephenson served as editor of Pembroke Magazine for 32 years.
His recent book of poems is Nin’s Poem (St. Andrews University
Press). He lives at 985 Sanders Road, Benson, NC 27504.
Elaina Sarah Stone’s publishing history includes poetry in Shemom, The
Jewish Press, and Mountain Places. Her
professional works, involving children with Autism and literacy needs,
have been published in Building Blocks magazine. Ms. Stone obtained a B.S. in elementary and special education
from Fredonia State University and recently received her M.S. in Reading
& Literacy from SUNY Geneseo. She
lives in Pittsford, NY.
Lois Greene Stone, writer and poet, has been syndicated worldwide. Poetry
and personal essays have been included in hard & soft-cover 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
Barbara Tate is an award winning artist and writer and is a member of
the Haiku Society of America, 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, and Hedgerow,
among others. Her work has
also appeared in several anthologies including the last 10 anthologies at
Old Mountain Press. Barbara
currently resides in Winchester, TN.
Barbara Ledford Wright’s
work is now in 35 Old Mountain Press anthologies. Some others: Muscadine
Lines: A Southern Journal, Express Yourself vol. 1 and 2, For Your
Eyes Only, Kaleidoscope, Fireflies and June Bugs, Yesterdays Magazette,
Carolina Country, Field Mules and Buttermilk Cornbread, Guideposts: Angels
on Earth, Five Brothers in the Civil War, three Western N. C. Women
anthologies, Clay Co. Heritage Book I and II, and 150th Special
Edition of Clay Co., NC, forthcoming Pancakes in Heaven.
Barbara resides in Shelby, NC.