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Vivian Shipley Wins National Award

Congratulations to Negative Capability author Vivian Shipley for winning first prize in the national poetry competition of the 2014 Hackney Literary Awards for her poem "Foxfire."

This prestigious writing competition recognizes excellence in poetry and fiction with prizes at the national level and for the state of Alabama.

The Hackney Literary Awards, sponsored by the Cecil Hackney family of Birmingham, Alabama, was established in 1969.

The annual competition awards $5,000 in prizes for poetry and short fiction ($2,500 national and $2,500 state levels: 1st place, $600; 2nd, $400; 3rd, $250).