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Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part I

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Fall Conference runs November 3-5 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach. While the weekend is jam-packed with classes, panels, readings, and cammaraderie, we always recommend setting aside some time to stroll through the exhibit hall. This year, as every year, our vendors represent some of the best […]

Tar River Poetry Offers Expedited Submissions

Tar River Poetry was born in 1978, which means they’re coming up on their fortieth anniversary! Produced at East Carolina University in Greenville, Tar River Poetry publishes twice each year. The Spring 2017 issue featured a review of Peter Makuck’s collection Mandatory Evacuation, as well as poems by NCWN regional reps Catherine Carter and Karen […]

Claudia Emerson, RIP

Claudia Emerson—Pulitzer Prize winner, former poet laureate of Virginia, and graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro—died last week in Richmond. She was 57. From the Washington Post: Ms. Emerson’s works were published widely, including in the New Yorker magazine and in journals including Poetry, Southern […]

Women Writers and the Southern Experience

Chapel Hill author Sam Stephenson interviews Raleigh poet Betty Adcock and Virginia poet Claudia Emerson in the Paris Review this week: “I asked Betty what odds a young female poet faced in 1960s North Carolina. ‘Poetry,’ she said, ‘had a hard time gaining traction among women writers in the South. Part of the reason is […]