on The White Stallion by Guy Owen; A Question of Survival by Richard Moore; The World Between the Eyes by Fred Chappell; The Night Unstones by George Ellenbogen; Midnight Was My Cry: New and Selected Poems by Carolyn Kizer; & Christmas in Las Vegas by Robert Watson

Kathryn Stripling Byer received the 2013 North Carolina Book Award and the 2013 Southern Independent Booksellers Award for Poetry for her most recent collection, Descent (Louisiana State University Press, 2012). A native of south Georgia, she recently completed five years as North Carolina’s first woman poet laureate. Frequently anthologized, her poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in publications ranging from the Atlantic to Appalachian Heritage.