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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 Jeanne Julian and David E. Poston: Jeanne reviews David's poetry collection, Slow of Study (Main Street Rag, 2015), in the new North Carolina Literary Review.


Hats Off! to David Garrett Izzo whose volume of poetry, Permutations Among the Nightingales, has been selected as the 2016 Shade Seeker's Press Vibrant Voices Award and will be published in 2017. "It’s a fierce collection of philosophical raps, tributes to culture heroes, and the naked autobiography of a man to whom life has given both great pain and great pleasure," says Kevin Killian, poet. "Reading Izzo’s poems, you wind up in unexpected places, for he is one of the great secrets of American literature." Poet April Lindner says, "The poems in David Garrett Izzo’s Permutations Among the Nightingales are full-voiced and whole-hearted. They range from quiet meditations--on teaching, on power, on poetry—to unabashed celebrations of the poet’s heroes—Springsteen, Auden, Huxley, and less famous exemplars of the twin arts of seeing clearly and living consciously. In a time when much poetry is guarded and cautious, these brave poems don’t flinch from expressing the big emotions—heartbreak, gratitude, rage, tenderness."


Hats Off! to Lisa Zerkle of Charlotte who received an Honorable Mention for her poem “The Place Where the Answers Are Kept" in the 2016 Rash Award for Poetry, sponsored by Broad River Review.


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