2010 Pocataligo Poetry Contest Winner

"Clarity" by Patrick Bryant, Rock Hill, SC

Patrick Bryant is currently a student in Rock Hill, SC where he is earning a B.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing at Winthrop University. His poetry has been featured by the South Carolina Poetry Initiative.


“Drought” by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
“Other Lives” by Aran Donovan, Fayetteville, AR
“Diminuendo” by Larry Jordan, Lexington, SC
“The Stoics” by Nan Lundeen, Greer, SC
“Gulf of Alaska, 1995” by Kristine Nowak, Lexington, KY
“Driving Towards Montana” by Kristine Nowak, Lexington, KY

2009 Pocataligo Poetry Contest Winner and Runner Up

WINNER: "A Case for Narrative" by Mamie Morgan, Greenville, SC

RUNNER UP: "Dodging: Las Vegas, 1965" by Mamie Morgan, Greenville, SC

Mamie Morgan completed her MFA from UNC Wilmington in 2006 and moved to Greenville, South Carolina. She has taught poetry and creative nonfiction at The Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities since then. She spends the rest of her time trail running, waitressing at The Lazy Goat, eating cheese, writing about birds, crafting, and making fun of people who craft. Her work has most recently appeared in The Oxford American, Inkwell, and The Greensboro Review.