Winners of the poetry award for the 2014 Kakalak contest are Richard Garcia of James Island, S.C., first; Jenny Hubbard of Salisbury, second; and JS Absher of Raleigh, third.
Winners of the 2014 art award are Allison Anne Brown of Greer, first; Jeannette Brossart of Durham, second; and Kathleen Pompe of Seabrook Island, S.C., third.
Ruth Ilg of Biltmore Lake is the cover artist.
Kalalak is an annual publication of poetry and art by North and South Carolina writers and artists, edited by Beth Ann Cagle, Lisa Zerkle, and Richard Allen Taylor and published by Main Street Rag. All work is selected through a contest which has a May deadline.
You're invited to join Kakalak editors, poets, and artists at these upcoming free readings:
Saturday: 2 p.m., Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, N.C., 27514.
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m., Madison’s Coffee House, 7878 Idlewild Road, Indian Trail, N.C., 28079.
Tuesday, January 26, 2015, 7 p.m.: Emrys Foundation Reading Series, Gringos Cantina, 11 W. Camperdown Way, Greenville, S.C., 29604.
Monday, February 9, 2015, 8 p.m.: Monday Night Poetry and Music, East Bay Meeting House, 160 East Bay St., Charleston, S.C., 29401.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7 p.m.: Poetry Hickory, Taste Full Beans Coffee House, 29 2nd St. SW, Hickory, N.C., 28601.
Sunday, June 7, 2015, time to be announced: Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave, Raleigh, N.C., 27607.
Submissions for Kakalak 2015 will open on March 1, 2015 and close on May 15, 2015.