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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 Bob Slentz-Kesler whose short story "Waterman Hemisphere" appears in The Rappahannock Review.


Hats Off! to Timothy Crowley and North Carolina Poet Laureate and NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Jaki Shelton Green, co-editors of the new anthology Thoughts on the Power of Goodness (Chapel Hill Press, 2020). This anthology contains selected works by a number of contemporary poets who offer a broad spectrum of views and experiences around the concept of "goodness." Contributors include Michael Beadle, Sylvia Freeman, NCWN Vice President of the Board of Trustees Paul Jones, Debra Kaufman, Joseph Mills, Pat Riviere-Seel, Dee Stribling, and Brenda Loy Wilson.


Hats Off! to Kat Bodrie whose poems "I Just Want to Know Their Names" and "Meanwhile in China" appear in The BeZine (September, 2020); "Narcissus" in Wild Roof Journal, along with her photo "Bride" (November, 2020); "Making Myself Up" in Press Pause and "House Party" in Poetry South (December, 2020); and "Judging Distance," a short poem about her friend Bear's suicide, will be featured by Poetry in Plain Sight in 2021. Her chapbook about that topic, When the River Takes Us, was a finalist in Black Mountain Press's quarterly chapbook contest (December, 2020). Members can read most of these poems at her website:


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