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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 Joan Leotta whose poems appear in Vita Brevis, When Women Write, and Ekphrastic Review. Her ekphrastic poems were read at Ashmoean Museum (Oxford, England), and Anti_heroin Chic will include one of her poems in their grief anthology. Also, three of her poems appear in Celebration Anthology.

Joan's essays ran in two issues of Ruby for Women, and two essays—"Read and Olives" and "Advice for a Mermaid" ran in Sasee magazine. Her essays also have been accepted by Ovunque Siamo and Drunk Monkeys. Both will run in this month. Other essays of hers have appeard in the Washington Independent Review of Books on Montalbano translator.

Joan also led a seminar, "Getting Started on Memoir," at the GV Barbee, Sr., Library.

Hats Off! to Tina Barr whose poem "Twelve Dancing Princesses" was reprinted by The Paris Review, from their archives (Issue 119, Summer, 1991). It's a Halloween poem, dedicated to the poet Henri Cole. Also, Tina's new poetry collection, Green Target, was reviewed by Sarah Freligh in The Rumpus. "Barr’s speaker is an impeccable observer of the natural world, but she is hardly tranquil, especially in the first fraught months of rural life... Barr’s landscapes are violent with life, redolent with nature’s teem and seethe."


Hats Off! to Malaika King Albrecht whose fourth collection of poetry, The Stumble Fields, is forthcoming from Main Street Rag (March, 2020). Malaika is the inaugural Heart of Pamlico Poet Laureate for eastern North Carolina and the president of North Carolina Poetry Society.


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