Piece Work

"Piece Work"

The latest collection of poems, "Piece Work," captures the rich texture of the community of mill workers.

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Los Hijos

"Los Hijos"

This collection of poetry is written from journal entries written during a mission trip to Galeana, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where orphanage children, rebels, and Americans meet.



Winner of the Longleaf Press Competition and the Oscar Arnold Young Award for Best Book, "Unravelings" wrestles with the inevitability of growing older.


"Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia"

"From regional favorites to national bestsellers, this unprecedented gathering of Appalachian voices displays the remarkable talent of the region's women writers who've made their mark at home and across the globe."  

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"Claiming the Spirit Within"

"Edited by best-selling author Marilyn Sewell, this rich and diverse anthology of more than 300 poems celebrates the sacredness of women's lives: the experiences that shape them, the relationships that sustain them, and the legacy that they build."  

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"Sherry's Prayer"

Winner of the 2004 Linda Flowers Prize. This small broadside is a suite of poems in the first person voices of millworkers in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, with accompanying photos from a local factory.

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"Snake Dreams"

Winner of the Zoe Kincaid Brockman Award for Best Book, 1995. Called "southern lyric" by reviewers, it is a tribute to the bold, eccentric, and admirable people—including family—who live in the North Carolina and Kentucky foothills and mountains.