Wednesday, December 22, 2010

From "CCU student wins Paul Rice poetry contest"

From CCU student wins Paul Rice poetry contest, a press release:

Haleigh Woodlief has been named the winner of the ninth annual Paul Rice Poetry Broadside Series Contest for her poem, “The Princess.”

The poem is based on the classic fairy tale, “Sleeping Beauty.” “I’ve always loved to read retellings of fairy tales,” says Woodlief, a junior English major from Myrtle Beach, “but I didn't actually have an entire poem planned out until I wrote the first line: ‘Tell me whose trumpet sounds when the princess has been vanquished …’ I began to wonder what exactly may have happened if the story had been true.”

As the winning poet, Woodlief will receive a $100 gift card to the CCU bookstore and 25 copies of the broadside, which will be produced by the end of the semester in an edition of 100 numbered copies.

To acquire a copy of “The Princess” broadside, contact Dan Albergotti at 843-349-2420 or via e-mail at A requested donation of $1 per copy directly supports the the Paul Rice Poetry Broadside Series, created by the CCU Department of English in memory of the late Paul Rice, a poet, CCU English professor and songwriter who died in 2004.

Congratulations to Woodlief! And isn't nice to know that some judges and contest rules aren't opposed to being inspired by fairy tales? We're looking at you, National Book Award. (See those rules again.)

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