Poetry Prize Winners Reading
McCord, Drewry, & Gomez
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The annual Hub City/Emrys Creative Writing Prize in Poetry has been awarded to Terri McCord. The contest, sponsored by the Hub City Writers Project and the Emrys Foundation, is open to adults in Greenville and Spartanburg counties.
Terri McCord of Greenville won the poetry contest for a set of three poems. Of her work, the judge said, “These poems have a sense of humor, but more than that a sense of the unexplained and unexplainable, a world that resists and exceeds our attempts to measure it, either with science or metaphor.” McCord teaches creative writing and visual art as an artist-in-residence through the South Carolina Arts Commission and through community workshops. She has authored two chapbooks: In the Company of Animals (USC/Stepping Stones Press) and The Art and the Wait (Finishing Line Press) and a full-length manuscript, Saving Light.
Second place in poetry went to Elizabeth Drewry of Landrum, Third place winner was Vera Gomez of Greenville.
The three winners of the poetry contest will read at the Hub City Bookshop on Wednesday, May 16 at 6 p.m. This is a free event, and the public is invited.