Philip Belcher

Judged: Oct-Dec 2014

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.


  • February 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      Nebraska, Summer
      by Greta Bolger
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Goldback Fern
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Writer's Block

      Third Place

      Negotiatin’ Wi Demons (For wee Rabbie Burns)
      by John J. Williamson
      PenShells

  • January 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      You Arrive Like Fall, Suddenly
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Writer's Block

      Second Place

      Waiting for the Second Coming
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      Homeless
      by J.J. Williamson
      Babilu

      Honorable Mention

      When I Go Out and Then Come Back
      by Guy Kettelhack
      Wild Poetry Forum