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Central Region Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series 2010-2011winners announced

Laurinburg, N.C. – Three aspiring poets have been selected as the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series winners in the Central Region for 2010-2011.

“We are pleased to announce Rachel Carroll of Indian Trail as the high school winner, Bryant Ferrell of Laurinburg for the College/University level and Valerie Macon of Fuquay for the adult category,” said Dr. Ted Wojtasik, central region director and St. Andrews instructor of English and writing.

Carroll, Ferrell and Macon will have the opportunity to work with Distinguished Poet Becky Gould Gibson. They will send their poetry to her for comments and suggestions, will meet with her to discuss the work, and will then read selected poems at one local venue and also at the Central Regional Reading, hosted by St. Andrews Presbyterian College on April 14.

Gibson is a Professor Emeritus of English and Women’s Studies at Guilford College. She has published five collections of poetry: Need-Fire, Aphrodite’s Daughter, Holding Ground, First Life, and Off-Road Meditations.

The Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series originated in 2003 upon the advice of then North Carolina Poet Laureate Fred Chappell. It is named after Chappell and former NCPS president Marie Gilbert.

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