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Published:March 7th, 2007 09:56 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Anne Hicks of THRIFT Poetic Arts and The Moonshine Review

Judyth Piazza chats with Anne Hicks of THRIFT Poetic Arts and The Moonshine Review

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

THRIFT Poetic Arts is a non-profit community effort, sustained wholly by the community it serves.

Founded in 2002 in Charlotte, THRIFT Poetic Arts is a sanctuary for artists and writers in the Southeastern United States. THRIFT was birthed in the tradition of poetry readings and the spoken word, where fine art could be found in spontaneity and diversity. Our foremost goal is to promote the diversity of our region by providing a venue for up and coming and established artists, giving artistic opportunity to growing artists regardless of their resume and seeking out the most sincere, risk-taking, and talented voices of our time.

The release of THRIFT Poetic Arts Journal in August 2002 celebrated a revolutionary approach to the poetry journal. Under the artistic direction of Editor Margaret Allegrucci, the journal itself is a work of art, congealing varying perspectives of a diverse group of artists under a pertinent theme. Original cover art by professional local artists, original poetry and art within its pages make THRIFT Poetic Arts Journal an awesome opportunity and an inspiring read. 

In 2005, we have added the prose and photography journal moonShine review, to our array of publications. We publish chapbooks, anthologies, and artist catalogues as well, always with complete hands-on creative input by the artists themselves.

THRIFT is ruled by the thriving art of expression, in its power to heal socially and individually. Though our motivations are founded in love, peace, and unity, the driving force behind THRIFT Poetic Arts is truth, which reveals the tragic along with the beautiful.

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