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David Rigsbee is the author of School of the Americas and recent recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature for 2013 and a Pushcart Prize for 2012. In 2010 he won the Oscar Arnold Young Award for The Red Tower: New and Selected Poems and in 2009 the Black River Poetry Prize for The Pilot House. He was the recipient of the Sam Ragan Award for Contributions to the Arts in North Carolina in 2010. He is contributing editor for The Cortland Review.
John Thomas York was born in Winston-Salem in 1953, and he grew up in Yadkin County in northwestern North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest, where he studied with Archie Ammons and Emily Wilson, going on to receive degrees from Duke and UNC-G, the last an MFA in Creative Writing. John has won the Literary Award for Poetry from Greensboro Review, the Poet Laureate Award from the North Carolina Poetry Society, and, in 2011, the James Applewhite Award from the North Carolina Literary Review. In 2012, his first full-length book, Cold Spring Rising, was published.
Shelby Stephenson grew up on a farm near Benson, NC. He graduated from UNC-CH, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a long-time professor of English at UNC-Pembroke. He edited the Pembroke Magazine up until his retirement in recent years. In 2001, he received the NC Award in Literature. He has also received the Zoe Kincaid Brockman and the Brockman-Campbell Poetry Prizes; the NC Writers’ Network Chapbook Prize and the Bright Hill Press Chapbook Award. He has published a number of other books , and he and his wife Linda have made three musical CD’s. He is known for his singing and his guitar playing, sense of humor, and great energy.