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Book by Rita Sims Quillen

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Rita Sims Quillen

NEW IN 2019 -- WAYLAND!!! --the sequel to HIDING EZRA-- coming in the fall from Iris Press!!WATCH THE AMAZING BOOK TRAILER HERE!https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=h_qQ0EfdS3sRita Quillen's (www.ritasimsquillen.com) latest book of poetry THE MAD FARMER'S WIFE is a finalist for the 2016 Weatherford Award in Appalachian Literature in the poetry category. Her novel HIDING EZRA was published in 2014 from Little Creek Books; it was a finalist in the 2005 DANA Awards competition, and a chapter of the novel is included in the new scholarly study of Appalachian dialect just published by the University of Kentucky Press entitled TALKING APPALACHIAN. One of six semi- finalists for the 2012-14 Poet Laureate of Virginia, her poetry has received 3 Pushcart nominations as well as a Best of the Net nomination in 2012. HER SECRET DREAM, new and selected poems, from WIND Press in Kentucky, was named the Outstanding Poetry Book of the Year by the Appalachian Writers Association in 2008. Previous works are poetry collections OCTOBER DUSK and COUNTING THE SUMS, as well as a book of essays LOOKING FOR NATIVE GROUND: CONTEMPORARY APPALACHIAN POETRY. LIKE her Facebook author page at www.facebook.com/ritaquillenhidingezra.

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