Monday, April 30, 2012

Two Charlotte artists win CPCC literary awards

Poet and Charlotte Observer writer Dannye Romine Powell is this year's winner of Central Piedmont Community College's Irene Blair Honeycutt Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts.

Jonathan K. Rice, editor of Charlotte's Iodine Poetry Journal, won the Irene Blair Honecutt Legacy Award.

Powell was honored for her prize-winning poetry and her leadership and support of writing in Charlotte and North Carolina as a Charlotte Observer columnist.

Powell's poems have appeared in such prestigious journals as Paris Review and Prairie Schooner. She's the author of several poetry volumes, most recently "A Necklace of Bees," and of the 1995 book "Parting the Curtains: Interviews with Southern Writers."

Rice's award was given for his outstanding service in support of local and regional writers. Rice is an abstract artist and poet. His 12-year-old Iodine Poetry Journal is published twice a year.


anieb said...

I think that award was the really great for these guys but interest about poetry empty or boring. :(

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