Poetry Brought us Together

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This past weekend my wife and I drove to the little town of Silva in the Mountains of Western North Carolina for a gathering of poets. Tom Davis, editor of Old Mountain Press, invited those who had contributed to his past fifty poetry and prose anthologies. We met at the City Lights Bookstore in Silva on Saturday afternoon and shared our poetry. I believe all of us were over fifty, but that did not dampen our spirits. The lady in the center photo above had been in all fifty anathologies. Poets Came from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.


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Tom Davis is a mentor of mine and is a major reason I am writing. I was introduced to him by my dear friend Kym Gordon Moore back in 2014. I have been contributing to his quarterly anthologies since then. This was the first we got to meet face to face. It was a wonderful time and a welcoming community of poets.

Everyone you meet

(Has) potential to change your life

Reach out / touch a life


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Photos: Dwight L. Roth


42 thoughts on “Poetry Brought us Together

  1. Oh wow Dwight, how exciting! 🥰👏🏼🥰 You got to meet Tom. 😊 Looks like you guys had a delightful time. That must have been quite a relaxing ride up there. Thanks for your kind mention of me. I am so happy and excited for both you and Ruth. What a magnificent turn out at the event. Bravo my friend. So proud of you! 🤗💖🤩

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