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.


  • October 2017 Winners

    • First Place

      The Day of a Girl
      by John Riley
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Night Thoughts of a Mottled Songbird
      by Kenny A. Chaffin
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      The Art of Not Being Descartes
      by Guy Kettelhack
      Wild Poetry Forum

  • September 2017 Winners

    • First Place

      Rodent Ulcer
      by Jude Goodwin
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Wild Beasts
      by Bernard Henrie
      The Writer's Block

      Third Place

      The Two Windows of My Room
      by Sivakami Velliangiri
      The Waters

      Honorable Mention

      Giving Thanks
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum