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Sara Claytor, a former teacher of literature, writing & communications, holds two graduate degrees from UNC-CH. Recipient of numerous poetry prizes, two short stories received first place in Sensations Magazine competition. Other short fiction received first place at the Virginia Highlands Festival and the Charlotte Writer’s Club Elizabeth Simpson Smith Award. Most recently, a short story was reprinted as one of the twelve top stories of the last five years in The Pisgah Review. She has worked as fiction editor for a small press and co-editor of the former Internet journal The Moonwort Review. Published poetry books include: Reviving the Damsel Fish, Memory Bones and Howling on Red Dirt Roads which was one of two books recognized by the Poetry Council of NC (2008). Active for ten years with the NC Poetry Society, she coordinates the NCPS Reading Series at McIntyre’s.
Phyllis Jean Green has published hundreds of poems on the Internet and in print. Her credits include: Sulphur River Literary Review, Visions, The Pedestal, Mobius, Wicked Alice, Snow Monkey, TajMahal Review, and New England Writers. Her first published book was a biography about one of her speech and language clients. Pudding House published her chapbook, Above and Below. Her awards include first prize in a Dan Sullivan Memorial Poetry Contest, and first and third prizes for poems in a Sensations Magazine issue that went on to win honors from The American Review.
Barbara H. Kenyon resides in Hillsborough, NC and is the current 2012/2013 Poet Laureate. A retired professional flutist, she is writing her memoirs in prose and poetry. Her themes are most often about music and family but for fun and relaxation she likes to write “lunes” with topics ranging from the flight of wasps to the sweetness of a newborn grandchild. Her inspiration comes from her husband, grandsons and too many pets.
su retired after a long career in school health. When she retired from the Chapel Hill Schools, she joined the NC Poetry Society and won honorable mention in the 2008 Pinesong competition for traditional forms and in 2012 won first prize in humorous verse. She is now a member of the Carrboro Poets Council and involved in planning the annual West End Poetry Fest. Her poem “Carrboro Rocks” was set to music by Billy Sugarfix in 2011 and played at the Carrboro Centennial.