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Marty Silverthorne, RIP

It was with great sadness that we learned the news of Marty Silverthorne’s passing on November 7. Marty was a poet, a champion of writers, and a longtime friend of the North Carolina Writers’ Network who was around for the Network’s inception in 1985. Marty (1957-2019) was the author of seven poetry chapbooks, including Naming […]

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 […]