North Carolina

upcoming events

datesort ascending
Apr 30 2015
Poem in Your Pocket Day Celebration

Monroe Library has teamed up with Bus Stop Soda Shop (209 E. Franklin St) in Downtown Monroe to hold their second Annual Poem in Your Pocket Day celebration on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. Contact Gypsy Houston at 704-283-8184 ext. 232 or ghouston@union.lib.nc.us for more information.

6:30pm
209 E. Franklin St
28112 Monroe, North Carolina

recent & featured listings

typesort ascending name state
Writing Program Davidson College North Carolina
Writing Program Queens University of Charlotte North Carolina
Writing Program The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill North Carolina
Writing Program The University of North Carolina, Greensboro North Carolina
Writing Program The University of North Carolina, Wilmington North Carolina
Writing Program Warren Wilson College North Carolina
Landmark Carl Sandburg Home North Carolina
Landmark George Moses Horton’s hometown in Chatham County, NC North Carolina
Conference Writer's Week Symposium North Carolina
Conference North Carolina Writers Network Conferences North Carolina

poems

poem
In the moon-fade and the sun’s puppy breath,
  in the crow’s plummeting cry,
in my broken foot and arthritic joints,
                                       memory calls me
to the earth’s opening, the graves dug, again, and again 
I, always I am left
                   to turn away
into a bat’s wing-brush of air
poem

Fuss, fight, and cutting the huckley-buck—Dear Malindy, 
Underground, must I always return to the country of the dead,

To the coons catting about in the trees, the North Carolina pines 
Chattering about sweetening bodies in their green whirring?

Do these letters predict my
poem
There was no water at my grandfather's
when I was a kid and would go for it
with two zinc buckets. Down the path,
past the cow by the foundation where
the fine people's house was before
they arranged to have it burned down.
To the neighbor's cool well. Would
come back with pails too heavy,
so my mouth pulled out