Carolina Ghost Woods

YearTitlePublisherPrize AmountJudge
2000Carolina Ghost WoodsLouisiana State University Press$5,000James Tate


Born in 1961, Judy Jordan grew up on a small farm near the border between the Carolinas. Her parents were sharecroppers, and Jordan was the first member of her family to attend college, receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in 1990. In 1995, she went on to earn a master’s degree in poetry at the same school.

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Judy Jordan