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.


  • June 2020 Winners

    • First Place

      Escape at the Speed of Transience
      by Peter Halpin
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Second Place

      The Palace Hotel
      by Paul A. Freeman
      The Write Idea

      Third Place

      Camping
      by Mike LaForge
      The Waters

  • May 2020 Winners

    • First Place

      Burying My Brother
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Waters

      Second Place

      The Asian man who walks past the balcony
      by Daniel J. Flore III
      Babilu

      Third Place

      Five Hundred Yards from Home
      by Richard Moorhead
      Wild Poetry Forum