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Catawba College Professor Receives Poetry Award

October 06, 2008

Category: English, Faculty


Dr. Janice Fuller receives awardThe Poetry Council of North Carolina has awarded Dr. Janice Fuller, Catawba College's Writer-in-Residence, the 2008 Oscar Arnold Young Award for her poetry book "Séance."  The award is presented annually for the best poetry book of the year by a North Carolinian.  Fuller was presented the award at the Council's annual meeting on October 4.

"Séance," published in 2007 by Iris Press, was selected from among 13 North Carolina poetry books by judge Sally Keith, professor in the MFA program at George Mason University.  "The Golden Ratio" by Keith Flynn, founding editor of the Asheville Poetry Review, was awarded second place.

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Seance by Dr. Janice Fuller At the annual meeting, Fuller was presented a trophy engraved with the names of past winners of the award, including Poet Laureate Kay Stripling Byer, Former Poet Laureate Fred Chappell, Judy Goldman, Anthony Abbott, Ruth Moose, Dannye Romine Powell, Heather Ross Miller, and Judy Jordan. ;

Fuller's poetry book "Sex Education" was awarded second place for the 2005 Oscar Arnold Young Award.

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