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New Poetry Award Honors Poet Who Savored Every Moment

Nina Riggs

We’re thrilled to welcome Cave Wall as a first-time exhibitor at the NCWN 2019 Spring Conference on Saturday, April 27, at UNCG.

Cave Wall, based in North Carolina, is a “national literary magazine dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry…interested in poems of any length and style from both established and emerging poets.”

They’ve also launched a new award: The Nina Riggs Poetry Award.

This award was established in memory of the late Nina Riggs, author of the poetry chapbook, Lucky, Lucky, and the memoir, The Bright Hour:

Each year, Cave Wall will award at least one poet for the finest writing that examines relationships, family, or domestic life. We will be looking for poems published in journals and books during the previous three years. Each winner will receive at least $500 and, if funding permits, will be invited to give a reading in Greensboro, NC, Nina Riggs’s hometown.

To submit to the award, click here.

This award is a crowd-funded award. The Nina Riggs Poetry Foundation is actively seeking contributions through June 18, 2019. All donations are tax-deductible.

For more information, and to donate, click here.

Nina Riggs “knew how to savor every moment, to examine at close range the precariousness of life…(exploring) the poignancy and love that resonate in the details of every day.”

Consider submitting to the inaugural Nina Riggs Poetry Award; more over, consider donating to the Nina Riggs Poetry Foundation. Help Cave Wall honor those poets who illuminate the beauty of the everyday, for years to come.