Dee Stribling

Dee Stribling is a poet focusing on culture and landscape. Her poems are tributes to friends and places embodying the strength, struggle, and beauty of rural and small-town settings. The author of several poetry chapbooks, she has twice been a Sundress Academy for the Arts poetry winner. Recent publications include this spring’s edition of NC Coastwatch. In addition to poetry, she’s currently working on a memoir about her childhood, a documentary about a very special softball team, and a children’s book. She enjoys mixing up a Ph.D. in Geography and 30+ years at SAS Software with a passion for helping others find their poetry and writing path.


  • Poetry: “In Turvey Cemetery,” published in Thin Air in 2019 “Dogwood Holy” published in Scalawag in 2017 “for silent things,” published in The Albion review in 2017, and forthcoming from Teaching That Makes Sense in 2019 “Anwar Congo Watches his Grandchildren Feed the Ducks,” published in the Plum Creek Review in 2017
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Participation at the 2019 West End Poetry Festival

  • Curated open mic | Thursday, October 17 | 6:30 pm | Cats Cradle Back Room

For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.