Saturday, July 13, 2013

POET KATHRYN STRIPLING BYER WINS 2013 SOUTHERN INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS AWARD




Let us  celebrate with Kathryn Stripling Byer who has

won the 2013 Southern Independent Booksellers 

Association Award for her poetry collection, Descent  (LSU Press, 2012).

Kathryn Stripling Byer is a major American poet. 
In 2012 she was an inductee to the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. She was the first woman to serve NC as Poet Laureate, and she held that position 
for five years.Presently Kathryn Stripling Byer serves as a trustee on the N.C. Writers Network Board of Trustees. She  has published six full-length collections of poetry and her individual poems have  appeared in many journals  and newspapers, including The AtlanticHudson ReviewBoston Globe, and Georgia Review.


Want to buy your very one copy of the SIBA Award Winning Book?http://www.citylightsnc.com/book/9780807147504


 

All of Kathryn Stripling Byer's books are sold at City Lights Book Store in Sylva, NC.

Descent 
 by Kathryn Stripling Byer (Louisiana State University Press)

Navigating the dangerous currents of family and race, Kathryn Stripling Byer’s sixth poetry collection confronts the legacy of southern memory and landscape, where too often it's safer to stay blind.  --SIBA

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