Poetry Day 2012 has come and gone, and it was quite the memorable affair. Held for the first time in the beautiful Student Center at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, the celebration drew about 70 people to honor this year’s award recipients and hear their winning poems read aloud. Every contest category had at least one winner in attendance, and most had 3 or more. All the winners were named in a previous post, except for the Poetry Slam, which was judged live and was won for the second year in a row by Bob Moyer of Winston-Salem. CVCC student and Hickory native, Tony Rankine was runner-up. Start planning now to enter this year’s contests, the guidelines for which will be posted here in August, and attend Poetry Day at CVCC next April. In the meantime, here are a few photos (thanks, Glenda Beall) from this year’s event.