Special Feature: Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

ANDREW McFADYEN-KETCHUM is an authoreditor, and ghostwriter. He is Author of two poetry collections, Visiting Hours and Ghost Gear; Acquisitions Editor for Upper Rubber Boot Books; Founder and Editor of PoemoftheWeek.com, The Floodgate Poetry Series, and Apocalypse Now: Poems & Prose from the End of Days. Learn more at AndrewMK.com.

Our Lives Are Mystery: An Interview with Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum by Lana K.W. Austin

Two Poems: Home | With You

Special Feature: Gracious - Poems from the 21st Century South

JOHN POCH’s newly curated collection, Gracious: Poems of the 21st Century South, spotlights both emerging and notable voices from this poetry-rich region. This book promises to be the best and most influential anthology of Southern poetry published in over thirty years. Gracious steers away from stereotypical mockingbird-and-magnolia verse and instead amplifies a variety of lyric voices covering a wide breadth of Southern experience. Bryan Giemza’s timely introduction situates the anthology among the current discourse in Southern studies. Gracious features the work of some of our best-known poets alongside those who have just published their first books. In all, there are eighty-four poets included whose work moves both the heart and the intellect. Gracious is, in the end, a new poetic geography, a book that strives to define Southern poetry for a generation to come. It is a book intended not only for the classroom; it aims to capture the imaginations of readers of all ages and backgrounds.

Prologue to Gracious: Poems from the 21st Century South by John Poch

Special Feature: 2020 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition

The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition accepts one-poem submissions and honors poet poet and critic Randall Jarrell, who taught at what is now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for nearly eighteen years. He was a 1996 inductee of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame who left behind nine books of poetry, four books of literary criticism, four children’s books, five anthologies, a bestselling academic novel, a translation of Goethe’s Faust, Part I, and a translation of Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, produced on Broadway by The Actors’ Studio.

Winner: Argument by Dannye Romine Powell
Runner-up: New Year’s Eve by Tina Barr

Honorable Mention: Navigation by Michael Boccardo
Honorable Mention:  Canoe Song by Mark Caskie

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