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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 Judy Hogan who was interviewed by Jackie Helvey on the Wacqueline Stern Show at WCOM FM 103.5 in Carrboro. Judy talked about her new books, including Those Eternally Linked Lives, and the ongoing fight against coal ash.

 

Hats Off! to Deborah Pope who received the 2018 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry for her poem "Take Nothing." She wins $1,000, and her poem appears on the website. It also will be published in print. The final judge for the 2018 Prize was poet Richard Blanco.

 

Hats Off! to David Garrett Izzo whose volume of poetry, Permutations Among the Nightingales, has been selected as the 2016 Shade Seeker's Press Vibrant Voices Award and will be published in 2017. "It’s a fierce collection of philosophical raps, tributes to culture heroes, and the naked autobiography of a man to whom life has given both great pain and great pleasure," says Kevin Killian, poet. "Reading Izzo’s poems, you wind up in unexpected places, for he is one of the great secrets of American literature." Poet April Lindner says, "The poems in David Garrett Izzo’s Permutations Among the Nightingales are full-voiced and whole-hearted. They range from quiet meditations--on teaching, on power, on poetry—to unabashed celebrations of the poet’s heroes—Springsteen, Auden, Huxley, and less famous exemplars of the twin arts of seeing clearly and living consciously. In a time when much poetry is guarded and cautious, these brave poems don’t flinch from expressing the big emotions—heartbreak, gratitude, rage, tenderness."

 

 
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