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Raleigh Writer Wins Book Prize
North Carolina writer Maureen Sherbondy has won the Robert Watson Poetry Award from Spring Garden Press. She is the first North Carolina writer to win this award. The Year of Dead Fathers was selected by judge and poet A. Van Jordan.
Sherbondy is an award-winning writer. The Year of Dead Fathers is her fifth poetry book. Her stories have appeared in Stone Canoe, the North Carolina Literary Review, Southeast Review, and the Sierra Nevada College Review. She is a previous winner of the Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Open, as well as a finalist in Southeast Review’s Best Short-Short Story Contest.
Her poetry collection, Praying at Coffee Shops, won first place in the poetry category of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her first poetry collection, After the Fairy Tale, was published in 2007 (Main Street Rag). Weary Blues was released by Big Table Publishing in 2010. Scar Girl was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012.
The Year of Dead Fathers is available through Spring Garden Press, the author, and at select local independent bookstores. The book contains poems about departures.
Author Contact: Maureen Sherbondy
Phone: (919) 389-2902
1300 Tribute Center Drive, apt. #474
Raleigh, NC 27612
Spring Garden Press Contact: Terry Kennedy
Spring Garden Press
5603B W. Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410-4252
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