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Hats Off!

Good news from our members!

The North Carolina Writers' Network is happy to announce good news from our members. If you have had a piece published, won a prize in a competition, or received an award or honor for your writing, let us know and we'll post the news here. "Hats Off" announcements are available to members only. To post your item on the website, please click here.

Hats Off! to Beth Browne and Susan Lefler, who claimed third place in two contests sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society. Beth's poem "Happiness Postponed" showed in the Katherine Kennedy McIntyre Light Verse Award. Susan's poem "In which Leonard Cohen takes up smoking again and I consider getting struck by lightning" finished third in the Mary Ruffin Poole American Heritage Award.

 

Hats Off! to Ashley Memory, Crystal Simone-Smith, and C. Pleasants York, who seized second place in four contests sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society. Ashley's poem "Phalaenopsis" placed in the Mary Ruffin Poole American Heritage Award, and her poem "Napoleon and Antosia" placed in the Carole Bessent Hayman Poetry of Love Award. Crystal claimed second place in the Girffin-Farlow Haiku Award (first line: "plantation tour"), and C. Pleasants York placed in the Caldwell Nixon Jr. Award for her poem "Pretzel."

 

Hats Off! to Marty Silverthorne and Sarah Edwards, who both won 2015 contests sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society. Marty won The Poet Laureate Award for his poem "Testimonial of Jars." Sarah won the Carol Bessent Hayman Poetry of Love Award for her poem "Tryst."

 

 
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