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Pinesong: The North Carolina Poetry Society’s Annual Anthology of Contest Winners

(formerly named Award Winning Poems, pre-2003)

To read the dedication in the most recent Pinesong (to Kathryn Stripling Byer), go to the Pinesong Dedicatee page.

Each new anthology is unveiled at the annual spring Awards Day held at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines.  Our current editor is Leslie Rupracht.

NCPS members are entitled to receive one free copy of each year’s edition of Pinesong.  This may be picked up at any spring, fall, or winter meeting in Weymouth.  If you are unable to attend a NCPS program to pick up your current copy, please request one by mailing $4.00 for postage to: Bill Griffin, NCPS Treasurer.  Additional copies can be ordered for $12 (for one book, add $4 postage and handling.)  Make checks payable to NPCS.  In addition, each contest winner receives one free copy, mailed to each winner unable to attend the spring Awards Day.

In addition, recent back issues are available at meetings and through the mail for $6.00 each.   If purchasing through the mail, add $4.00 for shipping and handling for the first copy and $1.50 for shipping and handling for each additional copy.

If interested, contact the NCPS Book Sales Coordinator, whose information is listed at the bottom of this page.

The North Carolina Poetry Society’s Other Poetry Anthologies

In addition to each annual poetry contest anthology, over the years the North Carolina Poetry Society has sponsored five special poetry collections:

  • A Time for Poetry
    Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair, 1966.
  • Soundings in Poetry
    Southern Pines, NC: The Pilot, 1981.
  • North Carolina’s 400 Years: Signs Along the Way
    Edited by Ronald H. Bayes.
    Durham, NC: The Acorn Press, 1986.
  • Here’s to the Land
    Edited by Judith Holmes Settle.
    Southern Pines, NC: The Pilot, 1992.
  • Word and Witness: 100 Years of North Carolina Poetry
    Edited by Sally Buckner.
    Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 1999.

If you are interested in buying any anthologies or issues of Pinesong, contact one of the Book Sales Coordinators:

Jo Taylor –

Carolyn Pleasants York –