Oscar Arnold Young Contest Update

The entries for the 2011 Oscar Arnold Young contest for outstanding book of poems published by a NC poet in 2010 are with the judge. We had 25 books entered this year. I have been told that is an all-time record, and certainly speaks well of the poetic activity to be found in NC.

I want to thank all of the poets who entered and all of the presses who helped these poets find an audience. Those presses include Big Table, Blaze Vox, Cracked Slab, Cynosure, Finishing Line, Hub City, iuniverse, Jacar, Lorimer, Main Street Rag, New South Books, Press 53, Publish America, Skysill, Star Cloud, and Turning Point.

The judge certainly has his work cut out for him. I have read all but 3 of the books submitted, and can vouch for the quality of the work these books contain.


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