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Curtis Dunlap

Curtis Dunlap

Born: November 03 1957 in Reidsville North Carolina, USA
Resides: Mayodan, North Carolina, USA
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Curtis Dunlap lives near the confluence of the Mayo and Dan rivers in Mayodan, North Carolina. He has been published in a variety of journals including The Christian Science Monitor, Contemporary Haibun Online, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Floyd County Moonshine, Frogpond, Haibun Today, The Heron's Nest, Magnapoets, Modern Haiku, Sketchbook, and The Wild Goose Poetry Review.

Awards and Other Honors: Museum of Haiku Literature Award (2008); 3rd Prize in the 11th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2006); 1st place in the 2010 Fine Arts Festival of Rockingham County for his poem "Weekender"; an Editors' Choice award, The Heron's Nest VII:4 (2005).

Books Published: No book at this time. I do have a CD entitled Another Shade of Blue.

Selected Work
robbing the bees
she speaks of
lip balm
rocky creek bottom –
returning the worry stone
I borrowed last year
a rusty still
by the dry creek bed –
blood moon rising
cycling with my son –
this is the autumn 
I fall behind
rain drops changing the tone of river stones
school closings —
the snowmen arrive
flake by flake

Credits: "robbing the bees" - The Heron's Nest XII:4 (2010); "a rusty still" - The Heron's Nest X:1 (2008); "rain drops" - Modern Haiku 39:1 (2008); "rocky creek bottom" - Magnapoets - Premiere Issue (January, 2008); "cycling with my son" - The Heron's Nest VII:4 (2005) [An Editors’ Choice haiku]; "school closings" - The Heron's Nest XII:2 (2010).

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