|| Deane Ritch Lomax Poetry Prize
The 2012-2013 Deane Ritch Lomax Poetry Contest is now CLOSED.
Thanks to everyone who submitted.
Judge: Richard Krawiec
1st Prize: Justin Hunt for "On the Phone with Kansas"
2nd Prize: Richard Allen Taylor for “Ways of Leaving”
3rd Prize: Justin Hunt for “Slide Collection”
Geoffrey Martineau for “Droughts”
Justin Hunt for “November”
Richard G. Sharp for "Requiem for Luciana"
Winners were invited to read their work at the awards ceremony on May 21, 2013, during our monthly CWC meeting.
The 2012-2013 Deane Ritch Lomax contest judge was Richard Krawiec. Krawiec’s second book of poems, She Hands me the Razor (title poem nominated for a Pushcart Prize), was published by Press 53. It was one of 17 finalists for a SIBA Award. His first book of poems, Breakdown, was a finalist for a minor award. His poetry and fiction appear in dozens of literary magazines, including Shenandoah, Chataqua, Florida Review and NC Literary Review. In addition to poetry, he has published two novels, Time Sharing and Faith in What?; a story collection, And Fools of God; and four plays. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NC Arts Council (twice), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He teaches Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced online Fiction Writing for UNC Chapel Hill, for which he won their Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009. He is founder of Jacar Press, a Community Active publishing company dedicated to paying writers and working in underserved communities.
Krawiec has also worked extensively with people in homeless shelters, women's shelters, prisons, literacy classes and community sites, teaching writing.