Category: Hats Off!
Published: 20 January 2012
Hats Off! to poets Alice Osborn and Jane Shlensky, who were both finalists in two award categories in the 2011 Poetry Council of North Carolina Awards. Alice placed Third in the Charles Shull (traditional poetry) category with her poem "Featured Reader," and received an Honorable Mention in the James Larkin Pearson (free verse) category for her poem, "The Lesbians Next Door." Meanwhile, Jane Shlensky placed Third in the Gladys Owings Hughes Heritage category (free verse) for her poem, "The Museum of Broken Things," and received an Honorable Mention in the Ellen Johnston-Hale category (humorous verse) for her poem, "Patience."