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: www.themountainwoman.blogspot.com
. All three top winners are from our region. Good for us! You can find Mary on facebook.