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Let’s say every word is precious

Let’s say every word is precious (Part of Living Poem) Let’s say every word is precious.Say every word is precious.Every word is precious.Every word precious.Every word.Word.--Rob Neufeld, Oct. 16, 2018See More
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Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses (Part of Living Poem)Hear audio: Metamorphoses%20181004_0192.MP3 So Apollo committed the first rape.He’d come back from exterminating Python,The Bane of Humanity, now his arrow-victim,And stopped to mock…See More
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First Drumbeat

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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"Thanks for the prompt, Joan!  I have attached the whole work in progress as a doc at the bottom of the table of contents page: http://thereadonwnc.ning.com/special/living-poem"
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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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You might be the first ALS-subject-matter rapper. Add some beats and spread it. the time is now...See More
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More from the World of ALS

More from the World of ALS (Part of Living Poem)    Negotiating steps is like someone who seeksTo emulate a goat on mountain peaks. Crossing a threshold, limping inIs like the valley-walking of an Olympian. A cane and its grip make a fellow stopTo consider the physics of leans and drops. To know how a forefinger grabs and digsImagine your digits are chestnut twigs When a new drug trial notably…See More
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RANDALL KENAN SELECTS NANCY WERKING POLING WINNER OF THE 2018 ALEX ALBRIGHT CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE

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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Bill Payne, 1930s Payne and Turner gang, series in High Point Enterprise

The High Point Enterprise has just finished a series of articles on the life and crimes of Bill Payne, quite a notorious outlaw along with partner Wash Turner in NC during the 1930s, culminating with…Continue

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I ran across a reference to this story while doing some research on Brown Mountain Lights legends. Just recently got a copy of the original cited material and thought I might make it available here,…Continue

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Hood girl gone bad, or Lord Douglas; the Dook meets his match!
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The Dook, local moniker of the man known variously as Charles Asquith, Lord Walter Beresford and, genuinely, Sidney Lascelles, came to Asheville and died in October of 1904. Within days it is…Continue

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Doing some research on county executions (primarily hanging) before 1909, when the state called for such things to be done in the electric chair at Raleigh. I have found few web accounts of the Nash…Continue

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Eva Nell Mull Wike, PhD replied to Vance Pollock's discussion Brown Mountain Lights, Jim and Belinda Legend
"Welsir, I'll tell you the truth! I hered this "Brown Mountain Lights" story from my Daddy. He was borned in 1900ad and he had a good memorey! This story alls skerd me and my brothers and sisters! We diden't have electricity so we…"
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Vance Pollock replied to Vance Pollock's discussion Hood girl gone bad, or Lord Douglas; the Dook meets his match!
"I might know just the people to get that done! A friend has the mayor reading a proclamation for Zelda Fitzgerald Day next month... The Duke's story is fascinating enough to warrant public attention."
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Scott Lunsford replied to Vance Pollock's discussion Hood girl gone bad, or Lord Douglas; the Dook meets his match!
"Lord love the Duke of Asheville.   RIP City should do a proclamation in his Honor. Not to glorify but teach his folly. "
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Bill Payne, 1930s Payne and Turner gang, series in High Point Enterprise

The High Point Enterprise has just finished a series of articles on the life and crimes of Bill Payne, quite a notorious outlaw along with partner Wash Turner in NC during the 1930s, culminating with the shooting death of State Trooper George Penn in Fairview. While the press of their day was filled with articles, there has been little in the way of a compiled account of their deeds made available online. This is a great start. I shared a number of articles from my collection with the author…See More
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"Leota's Visit with Granny Clark; A Creative Supplement to her Brown Mountain story. "Wash Lay weren't no father to me," Granny Clark said, "He mighta been blood, but he never lifted one finger toward raisin'…"
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Brown Mountain Lights, Jim and Belinda Legend

I ran across a reference to this story while doing some research on Brown Mountain Lights legends. Just recently got a copy of the original cited material and thought I might make it available here, since it is apparently not readily in digital format elsewhere. After reading this essay I took up the author's 40-year-old challenge to sleuths and attempted to find some substance to these events, at least some record of the characters as real life people. I soon found Mrs. Ira Vance, nee Clark,…See More
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Hood girl gone bad, or Lord Douglas; the Dook meets his match!

The Dook, local moniker of the man known variously as Charles Asquith, Lord Walter Beresford and, genuinely, Sidney Lascelles, came to Asheville and died in October of 1904. Within days it is discovered that he had arrived here under a fictitious name and for months his true identity is unknown. During the time that he remained unidentified, there was speculation. Naturally, people wondered if he were any of several well-known imposters, con-men and bigamists still at large. One guess was that…See More
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Strange Rain

Doing some research on county executions (primarily hanging) before 1909, when the state called for such things to be done in the electric chair at Raleigh. I have found few web accounts of the Nash County double hanging of 1900. The condemned men were John Henry Taylor and Robert Fortune for the murder of Robert Hester, though one of the pair had confessed they had murdered at least one other man. What I found more curious was the following result: Rained Ink on day of Nash County hangings,…See More
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At 12:15am on February 27, 2016, Scott Lunsford said…

I was able to locate some news papers articles.  I will try to post copies.  I thought I had found where his father worked at one time.  I was able to make contact with the "Castle and lands where I thought he was from'  They still had records going back that far on file.  It ended up being a dead end as far as records are concerned. The current descendant of the land owner was so intrigued by the dukes story he called me from England and we had a good conversation.   He filed the information on the inquires in the castles archives.  Thought that was pretty cool.  I do have some information we should get together and update the Dukes History.

At 11:56am on June 10, 2011, Mary A. Berger said…

Hello! Hope you're enjoying your time on The Read. The amount of talent and information here is amazing. When you have a moment, come on over and visit my blog at Mattie's Mysteries. Hope to see you soon!

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