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Showing posts with label Robert Kimsey. Show all posts
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Monday, July 9, 2012

NETWEST MEMBER WILL READ AT POETRY HICKORY




Poet and Netwest member, Robert King and poet Robert Kimsey will be featured tomorrow night, July 10,  5:30 p.m. at Poetry Hickory. Scott Owens, Regional Representative for NCWN facilitates this event each month. 
Open Mic readers will be John Bigelow, Dennis Lovelace, and Kim Teague.  Writers' Night Out at 4:00.  Everything takes place at Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse in downtown Hickory, NC. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

TWO GEORGIA POETS WILL READ THEIR POEMS - DO NOT MISS THIS CHANCE TO HEAR ROBERT KIMSEY AND ROBERT S. KING



GEORGIA POETRY SOCIETY
with thanks to the Blue Ridge 
Mountains Arts Association
presents

Poetry Readings &
Workshop on Publishing
plus open mic, book raffle, 
book sales and signing




Where: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main St., 
Blue Ridge GA 30513

When: Friday, September 16, 2011, 6:30 pm 

• No Admission Fees, 
Free Refreshments 

Please join us for a twohour poetry festival featuring:A workshop 
focusing on publishing in the electronic age. Learn the latest ways to 
publish your work.

Readings by Robert W. Kimsey and Robert S. King.  Two widely 
published poets read from their books and new poems as well.

A raffle. Your chance to win poetry books.

An open mic. Bring one or two of your own poems 
to share with the audience. Please limit poems to a maximum of 
35 lines each.

Book sales and signing. If you have published 
a book or books of poetry, please bring copies to 
sell at this event. No fees involved.

About the Featured Poets

Robert W. Kimsey is a retired Technical Writer 
Illustrator and lives in McCaysville, GA. 
His poems  have been published in various poetry 
and web columns including Kudzu, Pegasus 
the Southern Ocean Review, NewSoutherner 
and various anthologies.


Robert S. King lives near McCaysville, GA. 
He has published poems in hundreds of magazines 
and anthologies including The Kenyon Review,  
Southern Poetry Review, Main Street Rag, Midwest 
Quarterly, CaliforniaQuarterly, Chariton Review, 
Negative Capability, Slant, Sow's Ear, and many 
others.  He has also published three chapbooks 
(When Stars Fall Down asSnow, Garland  Press, 
1976; Dream of the Electric Eel, Wolfsong Publications, 
1982; and Traveller ’s Tale, Whistle Press, 1998) 
and two fulllength poetry  books 
(The Gravedigger’s Roots and The Hunted River
both from Shared  Roads Press, 2009).
Robert serves as President of the Georgia Poetry 
Society and is also Director  of FutureCycle Press.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

NETWEST CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

NETWEST recently held a contest asking members to write a poem, story or essay that is environmentally focused. The work should evoke a love of the land.
Lana Hendershott, our representative in Henderson County, volunteered to manage the contest. She accepted the emailed entries and forwarded blind copies of them to our judge, Robert Kimsey, a former Netwest member who was our representative in Georgia.



Lana Hendershott, Henderson County, NC








We are happy to congratulate the winners of the contest.
The winning entry “Childhood of an Environmentalist”, was submitted by Janet Benway of Brevard, NC.
The second place poem, “Think of a Forest”, was submitted by Peg Russell of Murphy, NC.
The third place poem “Swarm”, was submitted by Catherine Carter of Cullowhee, NC.

All of the submissions were excellent and I'm sure choosing the winners was difficult. We will post all the winning entries
here and in the Netwest News in the coming months.
Thanks to those writers who submitted work. We hope you all will continue to enter the contests held by Netwest in the coming months.





Friday, December 7, 2007

Netwest Poets

With Christmas season upon us, we are all busy and I am traveling back and forth from south Georgia to help my sister move to Atlanta. Posting on a regular basis will be hard if not impossible this month.

Netwest Poetry group met at Tri-County College last night where we had the first opportunity to see Mary Ricketson's chapbook from Finishing Line Press. The cover is her own photograph of the river she writes about and it's beautiful. Another Netwest writer, Robert Kimsey, has been extremely busy in recent months teaching young people in schools in Fannin County GA. Robert was asked by students who met him at the Blue Ridge Writers Conference last year, to come to their school and talk about writing. Now he has so many schools and teachers requesting him, he stays busy all the time. I'm proud we have this caring and generous member of Netwest giving back to his community. Robert has published two poetry collections. They are some of my favorite poetry books.