Poets Read at McIntyre's
McIntyre’s Fine Books, located in Fearrington Village, halfway between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro on U.S. 15-501 South, will host a poetry reading by poets from the N.C. Poetry Society Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m.
Maureen Sherbondy grew up in Metuchen, N.J., and now resides in Raleigh with her husband and three sons. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including European Judaism, Calyx, Feminist Studies, 13th Moon, Cairn, Comstock Review, Crucible, The Roanoke Review and The News & Observer.
Three of Sherbondy’s poems were finalists in the William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Other poems have won first place in the Deane Ritch Lomax Poetry Prize (Charlotte Writers’ Club), the Lyricist Statewide Poetry Contest, and the Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Award from Kent State University. Main Street Rag published her first chapbook, “After the Fairy Tale,” in 2007. “Praying at Coffee Shops” was published in February 2008.
Grey Brown is the author of “Staying In,” winner of the 1992 North Carolina Writers Network Poetry Chapbook competition and “When They Tell Me,” a collection of poems narrating her experience parenting a daughter on the autism spectrum.
Her first full length collection, “What It Takes,” will be released from Turning Point Press in 2010. Brown is the recipient of a 2009 Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham Arts Council and was a finalist in the Piedmont Poet Laureate competition.
Annalee Kwochka, of Asheville, has been writing poetry ever since she learned to form letters. When she was in the fourth grade, her mother submitted one of her poems to the N.C. Poetry Society’s student contest, and she won an honorable mention.
Since then, she has received several awards from the N.C. Poetry Society, worked with Cathy Smith Bowers through the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet’s Series, and received a National Gold Award from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her poetry.
Now a senior in high school, she has produced a chapbook, “Seventeen,” as a part of her North Carolina Graduation Project, and stays busy with her college applications. She is one of the youngest members of the N.C. Poetry Society.
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