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First Drumbeat(Part of Living Poem) The time has come.Call it a drum,Or a crumb,What’s left of life. I used to tell a jokeWhen my life was wide,And I was a stud,And not a dud—I knowI’m not a dud.  I’m a dude,A dad.  But everyone mustRebut the dud chargeAt summing up time. Oh yeah, the joke,A trademark one for meIn that it’s not funny. I used to say I’ll never retireFrom writingBecause if I’m ever…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan will be launching her new poetry collection A Neighborhood Changes (Finishing Line Press, 2018) at a book presentation and signing to be held at the McDowell County Public Library in Marion on October 24.See More
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RANDALL KENAN SELECTS NANCY WERKING POLING WINNER OF THE 2018 ALEX ALBRIGHT CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE(31 August 2018)Nancy Werking Poling of Black Mountain is the winner of the 2018 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition for "Leander’s Lies." Poling will receive $1000 from the North Carolina Literary Review, thanks to a generous NCLR reader’s donation that allowed this year’s honorarium to increase (from the previous award of $250). Her winning essay will be published in the North…See More
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Pat Riviere-Seel comes to Coffee with the Poets

February's Coffee with the Poet features Pat Riviere-Seel, a friend who graced my poetry class in the Great Smokies Writing Workshop several years ago. Pat has become a vibrant presence in our North Carolina Literary community, offer her talents and her time to her readers and the literary organizations that help draw us all together. Please join us at City Lights Bookstore on Feb. 16 at 10:30 to meet Pat and listen to her read and talk about her work. Our gatherings are always informal and,…


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First place winner of the recent Joyce Kilmer poetry contest celebrating the anniversary of the JK National Forest is Mary Ricketson of Murphy.   Her "Lost in the Roar of Big Santeetlah" is a memorable and moving poem, one that I will be featuring on my new blog, Mountain Woman:  All three top winners are from our region.  Good for us!   You can find Mary on facebook.

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At 8:21am on April 19, 2009, Kathryn Magendie said…
Hi Kathryn! -- I hope to be doing something there. They are supposed to be getting back in touch with me, soon I hope....*smiling* thank you.
At 12:57pm on March 28, 2009, Kathryn Magendie said…
Hello, Kathryn SB - just stopping by here, as well.

If you ever need anything, let me know - I get a pretty good following on my Tender Graces blog and would be glad to put up any links to anything you need.

At 11:06am on March 27, 2009, Rob Neufeld said…
Kay, let me do my part in making even more people aware of your website--because it its certainly one of the most valuable resources around. I'm thinking that soon I can begin to create a poetry feature of a sort on "The Read," and feature links to your efforts. You can put a blog on this site that includes cut-and-paste excerpts from yours--as teasers--and then lead people to your laureate blog. There's also a group on this site--Sound-and-Sense Seekers--that involves some dynamic discussion among invitees. Thanks for all/Rob
At 6:38pm on September 7, 2008, Nancy Purcell said…
The work you've done in promoting all writers is admirable. Kudos to you!
At 9:02pm on August 10, 2008, Kathryn Stripling Byer said…
Thanks, Tipper! I hope to keep plugging as many good writers as I can. And I hope you keep keepin' on with tuning into it all.
At 7:52pm on August 10, 2008, Tipper said…
Hi Kathryn! I'm still enjoying your great blog and all the talented writers you've been sharing.


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