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Divine Poetry in the Land of the Longleaf Pine

“Here’s to the land of the longleaf pine,” declares North Carolina’s State Toast. This is, in fact, its opening line. Before the rhododendron, before the scuppernong, comes the seemingly omnipresent longleaf pine. The non-profit Longleaf Press, housed at Methodist University in Fayetteville, publishes both chapbooks and full-length poetry collections. Founded in 1997, they are open […]

Minerva Rising Brings Women Together, to Flourish

Minerva, the Greek Goddess, is the goddess of “music, poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, and the crafts.” And in the same way the goddess sprang fully grown—and bearing armor and weapons—from Jupiter’s head, so Minerva Rising Literary Journal seemeed to arrive on the literary scene in 2012 fully grown and complete. The literary journal is an […]

Main Street Rag Builds Tight Literary Community

“There is nothing like the smell and feel of paper pulp” claims Main Street Rag. They won’t get any objection from us. And it’s that love for the printed word, for books and magazines as objets d’art, that comes through in each issue of this Charlotte-based literary magazine. Published uniterrupted since 1996, Main Street Rag […]