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NCPS is in the process of developing a new long-range plan to guide the organization from May 2014 until May 2019, and we need your input. The short survey (under 10 questions) is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ncps-web-site. Please respond no later than March 8–and sooner is appreciated.
*Note: this post has been updated to fix an error in the URL linked above. The corrected link should point to the proper survey now.
We had another fantastic meeting at Weymouth a few weeks ago! Thanks to our fabulous speakers, L. Lamar Wilson and William Harmon, a full and joyous day of poetry was had by all in attendance.
Thanks to Michael Beadle for these great photos! View them larger on our Facebook page (click here).
The North Carolina Poetry Society is happy to announce the first annual Lena M. Shull Book Contest winner. Our judge Diane Lockward chose Becky Gould Gibson’s manuscript “Heading Home.” The Lena Shull book contest was recently created by an endowment from the North Carolina Poetry Council. Ms. Gibson will receive $250 and 50 copies of her book, which will be published by Main Street Rag. The award will be presented to her on Poetry Day at Catawba Valley Community College in April 2014.
For more details, including information about the judge and the biographies of our winner and honorable mention, visit http://www.ncpoetrysociety.org/lena-shull-book-contest-winners/
It’s that time again! Time to submit your poems to the annual NCPS contests, for both adults and students!
And for the adult contests, we have exciting news! You can now submit your poems electronically instead of sending them in by mail.
Submit your poems today! Winners of our contests are published in our yearly winning poems anthology, Pinesong, win cash prizes, and are invited to read their work at our Awards Day Meeting in May.
In addition, for those with a full-length manuscript, consider submitting it to our Brockman-Campbell Award, which is also open for submissions.
For more information about all of our contests, including contest guidelines, visit our page at http://www.ncpoetrysociety.org/contestsaward/. You can’t win if you don’t submit!
This year’s winner of the Brockman-Campbell Award for books published in 2012 is Our Held Animal Breath by Kathryn Kirkpatrick.
Books recognized for Honorable Mention are A Raft, A Boat, A Bridge by Katherine Soniat and Long Division by Alan Michael Parker.
The judge was Chard DeNiord; he is the co-founder of the New England College MFA Program in Poetry and professor of English at Providence College. He lives in Putney, Vermont. He is the author of four books of poetry and a collection of interviews with senior American poets.
Please join us at Weymouth in Southern Pines for the Brockman-Campbell awards meeting on September 21!