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Current Judge: Philip Belcher

Philip Belcher

Philip Belcher

Philip Belcher is the Vice President of Programs for The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina in Asheville and the author of a chapbook, The Flies and Their Lovely Names, from Stepping Stones Press. A graduate of Furman University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Duke University School of Law, he also has an MFA in Poetry from Converse College and is the recipient of the Porter Fleming Prize in Poetry. Belcher’s poems and prose have appeared in numerous journals, including The Southeast Review, Shenandoah, Passages North, Fugue, The Southern Quarterly, Asheville Poetry Review, Bayou Magazine, Fourteen Hills, 2River View, and Avatar Review. New poetry and prose are forthcoming in Asheville Poetry Review, Southern Humanities Review, and The South Carolina Review, among others.


  • December 2014 Winners

    • First Place

      What more could I do with wild words?
      by Judy Kaber
      The Waters

      Second Place

      hospice nurse
      by Billy Howell-Sinnard
      The Writer's Block

      Third Place

      and then there was the day even words were gone
      by Cate
      Wild Poetry Forum

  • November 2014 Winners

    • First Place

      Vanishing
      by Shawn Nacona Stroud
      Desert Moon Review

      Second Place

      Beyond Repair
      by Gerry Callaghan
      The Write Idea

      Third Place

      disrobing the ghost
      by Michael Virga
      The Writer's Block