Filled with beautifully crafted and passionate verse, "Piedmont Stubble" rekindles the flickering flame of poetry, haunting the reader with its poignant vignettes, heart-felt sentiments and astute observations.
Neca Stoller's "Piedmont Stubble" is a wonderful follow up to her widely acclaimed "Bound by Red Clay," the second run of which is available through DeeMar Communications.
Poetry hasn't been this alive in decades!
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Neca Stoller was born raised and educated in Georgia. She served as Chairman of County Planning Commission and helped draft the first planning ordinances for the county. She operated a cattle farm, where she began writing. Her family has moved to a metro area recently.
Neca Stoller has won several national and international awards in the field of haiku & renku. She won 1st Prize in the Second Annual Suruga Baika Literary Festival; 2nd Place in Felissimo haiku contest; the Haiku Society of America Renku Award with Laura Young in 1997; 3rd Prize in Kumamoto International Kusamakura Haiku Competition in 1998; the International Kusamakura Haiku Competition in 1998; 2nd place in Itoen Tenth International Contest in 1999; 2nd place in Shimanami International Haiku Contest and has poems placed in Art of Haiku 2000, The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 1997 & 1999.
She has also had free verse published in various magazines and anthologies. Her first book of poetry was published in March, 1999 by DeeMar Communications. Titled “Bound by Red Clay”, it sold out its first print run by November 1999. Its second run is available now. The book is nominated for Ben Franklin Publishers Award and Kate Tufts Discovery Award and Georgia Author of the Year. Also the poem The Gopher Tortoise was nominated for Pushcart Prize.
Neca tries to evoke time, place and emotion of the moment with clarity, precise language and attention to rhythm. Her poems reflect the Deep South but transcend the area to arrive at universal human dimensions.Review:
"A book of poems to read by the bright light of one's soul." -- - Ernest Slyman, Reverie: Forum for Creative Excellence in the Arts-The Guggenheim Foundation/ArtNet/The New York Council on the Arts
"Many of [her] poems have crept into my mind and stayed there. That is the best complement I could give..." -- - R.H. Peat, Poet, Painter, Poetry Teacher
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Book Description Street Saint Pubns, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1931090149
Book Description Street Saint Pubns, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 84 pages. 8.50x7.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1931090149