Catherine Carter to judge Nexus Poets’ second annual poetry contest, open September 1 Nexus Poets of New Bern has announced that award-winning poet Catherine Carter will be the judge for the second annual Robert Golden Poetry Contest. Submissions open September 1 and close October 15, 2020. The contest features both adult and student categories and is open to all forms of poetry. Winning poems are eligible for cash prizes and publication on Nexus Poets' web site. Contest entries will be judges anonymously. Prizes in the adult category are $100 for first, $75 for second, and $50 for third place. Prizes in the student category, sixth grade through high school, are $50 for first, $30 for second, and $20 for third place. The contest honors Robert Golden—scholar, educator, environmentalist, poet, and founding member of Nexus Poets—who died in 2018 at age seventy-three. Bob retired to New Bern after a distinguished career as an English professor and university administrator in upstate New York. Complete guidelines are available at www.NexusPoets.com/contest. Catherine Carter is the author of several poetry collections, including Larvae of the Nearest Stars (LSU Press, 2019), The Swamp Monster at Home (LSU Press, 2012), The Memory of Gills (LSU Press, 2007), and Marks of the Witch (Jacar Press, 2013). Her poetry has appeared in many journals, including Poetry magazine, Tar River Poetry, and Ploughshares. Her work has won the North Carolina Literary Review’s James Applewhite Prize, the North Carolina Literary and Historical Society’s Roanoke-Chowan Award, the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition, Jacar Press’ chapbook contest, Still: The Journal’s poetry prize, and the North Carolina Poetry Society’s poet laureate’s prize. She is a professor of English at Western Carolina University, a poetry editor for Cider Press Review, and the Jackson County regional representative for the North Carolina Writers’ Network. She lives in Cullowhee, North Carolina.