Category: Hats Off!
Published: 02 December 2009
. . . to Pat Riviere-Seel. The Serial Killer's Daughter by Pat Riviere-Seel is the winner of the 2009 Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry. The poems arise from the life and execution of Velma Barfield, but are works of imagination that explore events primarily from the point of view of Velma's grown daughter. The award was presented on Nov. 14 in New Bern at the joint meeting of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Society and the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies.