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“Lie Near”

Robert Morgan and Kathryn Stripling Byer, Al Maginnes and Cathy Smith Bowers, Thomas Rain 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. ECU Professor Liza Wieland’s poem “Lie Near Me” features in the anthology.

 

“Lie Near” in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VII: North Carolina, Texas Review Press, Huntsville, TX, 2015.

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“Gone to Croatan”

This concluding volume of the Literary Trails of North Carolina trilogy takes readers into an ancient land of pale sand, dense forests, and expansive bays, through towns older than our country and rich in cultural traditions. Here, writers reveal lives long tied to the land and regularly troubled by storms and tell tales of hardship, hard work, and freedom. Eighteen tours lead readers from Raleigh to the Dismal Swamp, the Outer Banks, and across the Sandhills as they explore the region’s connections to over 250 writers of fiction, poetry, plays, and creative nonfiction. Along the way, Georgann Eubanks brings to life the state’s rich literary heritage as she explores these writers’ connection to place and reveals the region’s vibrant local culture. Excerpts invite readers into the authors’ worlds, and web links offer resources for further exploration. Featured author includes ECU Professor Liza Wieland.

“Gone to Croatan” in Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina, Georgann Eubanks, ed. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.

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Jean Valentine: This-World Company

Over the course of more than four decades, contemporary American poet Jean Valentine has written eleven books of stunning, spirit-inflected poetry. This collection of essays, assembled over several years by Kazim Ali and ECU’s John Hoppenthaler, brings together twenty-six pieces on all stages of Valentine’s career by a range of poets, scholars, and admirers.

https://www.press.umich.edu/4348299/jean_valentine

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