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 2019 Winners

    • First Place

      Song for Picnic Ants
      by Andrew Dufresne
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Second Place

      Fragile
      by Kendall Witherspoon
      The Waters

      Third Place

      Good Friday, St. Peter’s Anglican, The East Bronx
      by Christine Potter
      The Waters

  • May 2019 Winners

    • First Place

      I think of the colour purple
      by Alison Armstrong-Webber
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Swimming in Twilight
      by Peter Halpin
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      In another country with strangers
      by Greta Bolger
      The Waters