THIS BLOG IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL. PLEASE ENJOY WHAT IS HERE, AND DO LEAVE A COMMENT IF YOU WISH. NORTH CAROLINA'S NEW POET LAUREATE IS CATHY SMITH BOWERS. SHE WILL SOON HAVE HER OWN WEBSITE THROUGH THE NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL SITE. I WILL BE SHIFTING MY ATTENTION TO HERE, WHERE I AM, (SEE SIDEBAR)USING IT TO DRAW ATTENTION TO WRITERS WHOSE WORK DESERVES ATTENTION. I INVITE YOU TO VISIT ME THERE. For a video of the installation ceremony, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xAk6fOzaNE.
Go to http://www.yourdailypoem.com/, managed with finesse by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, who says, "Our intent is to make visitors to Your Daily Poem aware of the joy and diversity of poetry."
Thursday, February 5, 2009
NC 'ZINES: NEW FEATURE
BEGINNING TOMORROW, I WILL BE FEATURING , EVERY FEW WEEKS, NC LITERARY MAGAZINES, BOTH TEXT AND ONLINE, THAT KEEP OUR STATE'S LITERARY LIFE ALIVE. I WILL BEGIN WITH "CAVE WALL," A NEW POETRY JOURNAL THAT IS FULL OF FIRST-RATE WORK, PUBLISHED OUT OF GREENSBORO. TWO NC AUTHORS, BILL BLACKLEY AND DIANA PINCKNEY, WHOSE WORK HAS RECENTLY APPEARED IN THE MAGAZINE, WILL SERVE AS RESPRESENTATIVES OF WHAT THIS SMALL MAGAZINE HAS TO OFFER.
I've lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina since 1968, though I'm a native of SW Georgia. My paternal grandmother was born in the Blue Ridge, and I grew up wanting to live here. Where I am.
I've published five collections of poetry, the most recent 4 being with LSU Press, and have published poetry in magazines ranging from The Atlantic Monthly to Appalachian Heritage. But I also hike, bang pots and pans around in my kitchen, and love several dogs who leave fur all over my carpets. I write poetry because it's my way of singing back to the world both within and without.