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Author Reading from North Carolina Literary Review All authors will be reading from North Carolina Literary Review Online, 2019 or North Carolina Literary Review 2018 Miriam Herin: Miriam Herin’s second novel, A Stone for Bread (Livingston Press, 2015; reviewed in NCLR Online 2017), was selected as one of Kirkus Reviews’ Books of the Year for 2016. The author’s first novel, Absolution, won the 2007 Novello Press Literary Award, was a finalist for Foreword Magazine’s 2007 Novel of the Year, and received Independent Publisher’s 2008 Gold Award for Best Fiction, Southeast Region. A Greensboro resident, Herin is a native of Miami, FL, and has lived in the Washington, DC, area and New York City, as well as in South Carolina where she earned a Ph.D. in English Literature. She has taught composition and literature at Appalachian State University and Greensboro College, among other places. She spent over six years in inner-city Charlotte organizing and directing a program for Southeast Asian teenagers, whose families were refugees from the Vietnam War, the genesis for the story “Lucky.” This is for them. Books: A Stone for Bread (2015) and Absolution (2016) Reading from “Lucky” (short story) from NCLR Online 2019 Diana Pinckney: In 2013, Diana Pinckney received the Irene Blair Honeycutt Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts Award. She is also the winner of the 2010 Ekphrasis Prize and Atlanta Review’s 2012 International Poetry Prize. Her poetry has been published in Green Mountain Review, Still Points Arts Quarterly, Arroyo, RHINO, and The Pedestal Magazine, and her poem “Cave of Hands” was a 2016 Applewhite finalist and published in NCLR Online 2017. She is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently The Beast and The Innocent (FutureCycle Press, 2015; reviewed in NCLR Online 2016). Books: Green Daughters (2011), The Beast and the Innocent (2015), Alchemy (2004), White Linen (1998), and Fishing With Tall Women (1996). Reading “After My Brother Dies, I Leave for Italy” (poem) from NCLR 2018 Dannye Romine Powell: Dannye Romine Powell is the author of four collections of poetry, three from the University of Arkansas Press and the fourth, Nobody Calls Me Darling Anymore, from Press 53 (2015; reviewed in NCLR Online 2016). She has won fellowships from the NEA and the North Carolina Arts Council. She is also the author and editor of Parting the Curtains: Interviews with Southern Writers (John F. Blair, 1994) and has written for the Charlotte Observer for more than forty years. Read her series of three poems inspired by late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century divorce petitions in NCLR 1999. Books: Nobody Calls Me Darling Anymore (2015), A necklace of bees (2008), The ecstasy of regret (2002), and At Every Wedding Someone Stays Home (1994) - also the editor of Parting the Curtains: Interviews with Southern Writers (1994) Reading “Because I Won’t Be There When He Dies” (poem) from NCLR 2018 K. E. Duffin: K.E. Duffin graduated from Harvard University and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She is the author of the poetry collection King Vulture (University of Arkansas Press, 2005), and her poems have appeared in the Sewanee Review, The Sun, Poetry, Ploughshares, and Verse, among other venues. She has been a finalist for the National Poetry Series, the Walt Whitman Award, and the Colorado Prize. She visited her parents for years for extended stays in Matthews, NC, where she wrote many poems. She inherited their house in a pine forest and now divides her time between Somerville, MA, and Matthews. Book: King Vulture (2005) Reading “Denial in the Garden” or “Hurricane” (poems) from NCLR 2018

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