The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VII: North Carolina

Edited by William Wright, Jesse Graves and Paul Ruffin

Contributions by J.S. Absher, Martha O. Adams, Betty Adcock, James Applewhite, Martin Arnold, Darnell Arnoult, Pam Baggett, Rebecca Baggett, Sam Barbee, Tina Barr, Win Bassett, Joseph Barthanti, Michael Beadle, Glenda Council Beall, Nancy Walker Benjamin, Michael Boccardo, Hannah Bonner, Cathy Smith Bowers, Peg Bresnahan, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Barbara Campbell, Catherine Carter, Jessie Carry, Fred Chappell, Kelly Cherry, Catherine Pritchard Childress, Michael Chitwood, Jim Clark, Michael Cody, Claudette Cohen, Wiki Collins, Barbara Conrad, Beth Copeland, Mary Crews, Thomas Rain Crowe, John Crutchfield, Steve Cushman, Caitlyn Doyle, Terri Kirby Erickson, William Flowers, Keith Flynn, Jill Gerard, Becky Gould Gibson, Luke Hankins, William Harmon, Mary Hennessy, Irene Blair Honeycutt, Patricia Hooper, John Hoppenthaler, Jenny Hubbard, Sarah Huener, Elizabeth W. Jackson, Roy Jacobstein, Alice Owens Johnson, Larry Johnson, Janet Joyner, Debra Kaufman, Terry L. Kennedy, Bruce Lader, Helen Losse, Lucinda MacKethan, Al Maginnes, Peter Makuck, John C. Mannone, Brent Martin, J.G. McClure, Michael McFee, Rose McLarney, Kat Meads, Rob Merritt, Susan Laughter Meyers, Jeff Miles, Maren O. Mitchell, Sally Stewart Mohney, Carolyn Moore, Janice Townley Moore, Lenard D. Moore, Robert Morgan, Tony Morris, Tracey J. Nafekh, Valerie Nieman, Grace C. Ocasio, Kimberly O'Connor, Ted Olson, Alice Osborn, Scott Owens, Randy W. Pait, Thomas Park, Gail Peck, Anna Lena Phillips, Diana Pinckeny, David E. Poston, Michael Potts, Dannye Romine Powell, Tara Powell, Barbara Presnell, David Radavich, Ron Rash, Jonathan K. Rice, Kim Roberts, Megan Roberts, Lucia Walton Robinson, Dave Russo, Jane Sasser, Jane Shlensky, Evie Shockley, Sherry Siddall, Douglas Smith, Emily Louise Smith, Katherine Soniat, Shelby Stephenson, Christine H. Stroud, Julie Suk, Sarah Sweeney, Jo Barbara Taylor, Richard Allen Taylor, G.C. Waldrep, Shannon Camlin Ward, Rebecca Warren, Anna Weaver, Robert West, Luke Whisnant, Charles Dodd White, Ross White, Cheryl Whitehead, Liza Wieland, Dede Wilson, Matthew Wimberley, Anne Harding Woodworth, Robert Wooten, John Thomas York and Liza Zerkle

978-1-937875-87-9 Paperback
5.5 x 8.5 x 0.7 in
232 pp.
Pub Date: 01/09/2015


  • Paperback $22.95
Robert Morgan and Kathryn Stripling Byer, Al Maginnes and Cathy Smith Bowers, Thomas Raine Crowe and Michael McFee, as well as many new voices. . . Indeed, the variegation of the Tar Heel State’s landscapes, as well as its rich history, is reflected through the myriad voices of its contemporary verse. As with other volumes of The Southern Poetry Anthology, this book—full of a wide gamut of poetic styles and approaches—will appeal to many readers, prove an excellent teaching resource for North Carolina students of literature, and serve as the definitive poetic document for North Carolina for many years.

Conceived by Series Editor William Wright in 2003, The Southern Poetry Anthology is a projected twelve-to-sixteen volume project celebrating established and emerging poets of the American South, published by Texas Review Press. Inspired by single-volume anthologies such as Leon Stokesbury’s The Made Thing, Gil Allen’s A Ninety-Six Sampler, and Guy Owen and Mary C. Williams’ Contemporary Southern Poetry: an Anthology, The Southern Poetry Anthology aspires to provide readers with a documentary-like survey of the best poetry being written in the American South at the present moment.

Specifically, the editors' goals are twofold: first, to re-establish poetry of the South as a major presence in American literature, and second, to include a greater range of poets from the South to introduce a new poetic geography, a fresh corpus of what we understand to be “Southern Poetry.”

The Southern Poetry Anthology

Published by Texas Review Press