Beth Ann Cagle


263 Bentwood Drive
Forest City, NC 28043

Author's Bio

Beth Cagle Burt, Senior editor of prose journal moonShine review, says “Writing and photography are my passions. Not only do I love to create artful poems, prose, and photos, but also I enjoys experiencing an array of eclectic literary and photo artistry, which makes editing a definitive pleasure" Beth has served as a newspaper reporter, college educator, and writing consultant. She has received several poetry awards including first place in the Shadows Ink bi-annual competition for her poetry chapbook, The Fearless Tattoo. Other poetry awards for individual pieces include first place prizes to honorable mentions in state and national contests. In 2015, Main Street Rag Publishing Company solicited and published her full-length poetry book First Comes Love.

Publications & Prizes

Charlotte Writers' Club Anthology V4: Journey Without (Charlotte Writers' Club, 2009)
Charlotte Writers' Club Anthology V3: Only Connect (Main Street Rag, 2007)
First Comes Love (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2015)
The Fearless Tattoo (Shadow Press, 2003)
Blind Man's Rainbow
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Erete's Bloom
Ibbetson Street Press
Iodine Poetry Journal
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New York Quarterly
Northern Stars
Old Red Kimono
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Pig Iron Press
Poet's Pen Quarterly
Poetic Matrix
Poetry Depth Quarterly
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Rockford Review
Sensations Magazine
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Story Teller
Thrift Poetic Arts
Tulane Review
Willard & Maple
Prizes won: 

First place, The Fearless Tattoo. Shadow Poetry’s Bi-annual Chapbook Competition, Summer 2003, Excelsior Springs, MO, 2003. First Place, “Father’s Waning.” Main Street Rag’s Annual Poetry Contest, Charlotte, NC, 2000. First place, "Sacrament to the Artistry of Geisha Gaia" Shakespeare's Monkey. Fall 2008. Simian Contest. Plainsongs Award, “Shadow Stalks.” Selected by Michael Catherwood, May 2005, Issue XXV. Hastings College, Hastings, NE, 2004. Third Place, "Ted and Sylvia Sestina", North Carolina Poetry Society's Joanna Catherine Scott Award for form poetry, 2011. Selected by Richard Katrovas who had this to say about it: "I admire how the sestina form was pressed into the service of telling the amorous story of two fairly vacuous, self-absorbed individuals. The form notwithstanding, it's a well-crafted, mature narrative."

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Alexis, NC
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Last update: May 01, 2019