Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford, a Newbery Honor and two-time NAACP Image Award winner, authored the young adult verse novels Becoming Billie Holiday and Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe. A North Carolina Literature Award recipient, she has three adult poetry volumes and more than 50 children’s books, including several Caldecott Honor winners. Carole is a professor at Fayetteville State University.  

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Shannon C. Ward

Raised in a renovated slaughterhouse on the outskirts of Wilmington, Ohio, Shannon Ward is author of the poetry collection Blood Creek (Longleaf Press, 2013). She received an MFA in Poetry from North Carolina State University in 2009, and she is the recipient of the 2016 Foley Poetry Prize, the 2016 White Oak Kitchen Prize in Southern Poetry, and a 2013 Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize. Her work has received generous support from Yaddo, Willapa Bay AIR, the Eastern Frontier Educational Foundation, the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Hypatia in the Woods, and Vermont Studio Center, and her poems have appeared in New Ohio Review, Great River Review, Tar River Poetry, and others.

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