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As it turned out, two finalists selected for publication in our competitions happen to be mother and son. Sally Thomas had two poems make it to the final round of the James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition, including one published here and another, selected by final judge Amber Flora Thomas for second place, to appear in the print issue. Also this year, coincidentally, the essay in this section by Sally’s son Joel Thomas was selected by final judge Randall Kenan for honorable mention in the Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition. It is his first publication. Two other writers new to NCLR are Penelope and Jennifer Niven, another mother and child pair of writers. Read Jennifer’s touching remarks given on the occasion of her mother’s posthumous induction into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. NCLR would welcome an interview with Jennifer Niven some time, or an essay about the works of Penelope Niven, a contender, perhaps for the new John Ehle Prize I mentioned in the Flashbacks introduction. Once again, I remind you as you enjoy this openaccess online issue to please subscribe to NCLR. Doing so allows you to submit to the Betts competition (sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network) at the member rate and to submit to NCLR’s poetry and creative nonfiction competitions, which do not have a submission fee but do require subscriptions. We look forward to reading your work. n

150 Corin and Dorinda a short story by David Hopes art by Kimberly Wheaton 160 Prelude to Lust a poem by Jeanne Julian art by Krista Harris 162 Blue Blazes a review by Catherine Carter Beth Copeland, Blue Honey Dede Wilson, Under the Music of Blue

166 Jump a poem by Frances J. Pearce art by Robert Rauschenburg 167 Renovations a poem by Wayne Johns art by Mark Bettis 168 Beauty Makes Sense a review by Hannah Crane Sykes Martin Arnold, Earthquake Owner’s Manual Alan Michael Parker, The Ladder 170 Day at a Historic Park a poem by Craig Thompson Friend

173 Whimsyton, NC creative nonfiction by Joel Thomas 177 Magus at Twilight a poem by Sally Thomas art by Leigh Suggs 178 More Than Words for Penelope Niven (1939–2014), 2018 Inductee into the North Carolina LIterary Hall of Fame presentation remarks by Jennifer Niven 179 Trespassing After the Hysterectomy a poem by Kimberly J. Simms art by Nancy Smith

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE 6 n North Carolina African Americans Literature poetry, nonfiction, book reviews,

38 n Flashbacks: Echoes of Past Issues poetry, prose, and book reviews

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North Carolina Literary Review Online 2019  

A literary review published online annually by East Carolina University and by the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association.

North Carolina Literary Review Online 2019  

A literary review published online annually by East Carolina University and by the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association.

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