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  • 2016 NCPS Brockman-Campbell Award Winner

    Congratulations to John Hoppenthaler, winner of the 2016 Brockman-Campbell Book Award.

    The Lena Shull Book Contest entry period begins on September 18! Click on Contests above for more information.


The North Carolina Poetry Society

Welcome to the North Carolina Poetry Society!  If you would like to join the Society and receive our monthly e-newsletter and thrice-yearly print newsletter, contact  Become part of a state-wide community of poets and poetry lovers!

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Congratulations to our 2016 NCPS Poetry Competition Winners!

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Join Us in September!

Join us for the fall meeting of the North Carolina Poetry Society at lovely Weymouth Center for the Arts in Southern Pines on Saturday, September 17.  In the morning we will hear winners of this year’s Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition, sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network, read by Sarah Huener, Ruth Moose, and Maria Rouphail.  Immediately following, winners of this year’s Brockman-Campbell Book Award, sponsored by the Poetry Society, will read selections from their new books.  John Amen, Kevin Boyle, and Noel Crook will be followed by the first-prize winner, John Hoppenthaler.  Following open mic and lunch, Alice Osborn will lead a workshop called “Brand Yourself Like a Rock Star!”  For further details, click here. Come hear a cornucopia of good poems!

Lena Shull Book Award

The 2016-17 Lena Shull Book Award, the annual competition for unpublished, full-length manuscripts sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, will open its submission period on September 18.  To learn more about submission guidelines, click here.  The winning manuscript will be published by St. Andrews University Press, and the winning poet will give a reading and possible workshop at Poetry Day Hickory in April 2017.





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