2013 Oscar Arnold Young Award Winners

Results of the 2013 Oscar Arnold Young Award for NC’s Best Book of Poetry

Out of 24 entries, the following selections were made:

Winner, The Year of Dead Fathers, by Maureen Sherbondy (Spring Garden Press)
Runner-up, Transcendental Telemarketer, by Beth Copeland (BlazeVox)
Honorable Mention, Waxwings, by Daniel Nathan Terry (Lethe)
Honorable Mention, What the Trapeze Artist Trusts, by Malaika King Albrecht (Press 53)

All honorees will be recognized and invited to read at Poetry Day on April 20 at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory.

Winners in the Poetry Council’s other contests will be announced in the coming weeks.

One Response to “2013 Oscar Arnold Young Award Winners”

  1. Cherie Cox Says:

    Remarkable poets. Does the Poetry Council have a site to inform the poets and public who Oscar Arnold Young was and how his name came to be honored as that of the award? Charlotte Arnold Young was his sister, a poet, pioneer Appalachian teacher and president of the Council at one time. Her memoirs are at WNC-Cullowhee. She, who died at 106 in the 1980’s, was an inspiring poet whose word is out-of-print and, mostly, forgotten. I thought the Council might want to recall her on an appropriate occasion. She cared to honor her dear brother’s memory more than she sought to leave her own name. Sadly, her selflessness resulted in her work being overlooked these many years. My favorite poem of hers is “Clean Break.”

    Thank you for all the Council does for the art and thank you, Charlotte, for keeping the light of poetry burning.

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