University of Mount Olive Students & Faculty Featured in Solo Café 8&9

MOUNT OLIVE – University of Mount Olive students and faculty have been published in the second volume of the poetry anthology Volume 2 of Solo Café 8&9: Teachers and Students. Lenard D. Moore, assistant professor of English, is the guest-editor of the anthology and a contributor. Dr. Rigsbee, professor of English, is also a contributor. University of Mount Olive alumnae Amy Davis and Morgan Whaley and English major John O’Quinn have poems published in the book as well.
The anthology has a theme surrounding teachers and students in the class room and features North Carolina writers James Applewhite, Ronald H. Bayes, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Keith Flynn, Jaki Shelton Green, Valerie Nieman, Barbara Presnell and Thomas David Lisk as well as out-of-state writers Grace Cavalieri, Kwame Dawes, Debra Kang Dean, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Glenna Luschei, Carolyne Wright and Australian writer Mary Tang, among others. The book is a memorial to Bill Horton, a North Carolina native and lifelong teacher.
For more information about the anthology, please contact Professor Moore at
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