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
On December 22, 2014, Shelby Stephenson was appointed the ninth North Carolina poet laureate. Stephenson has authored several poetry collections and taught at both Campbell College and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He will serve as poet laureate until 2016.
Apr 14 2017
Floraffiti celebrates Poetry Month at the 2nd Friday ArtWalk in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC on April 14th 6-9 pm. Local community members, youth and adult, will perform solo and collaborative poetry surrounding a select words that have been previously planted in clover, grown fully fluffy green for the event. For more information, go to floraffiti.com.
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Apr 07 2017
Center for Women Writers launches the Literary Icons Series under the placard of the Beverly Pritchard Lecture Series, with award-winning authors Ana Castillo and Toi Derricotte. These two ground-breaking writers have long careers as literary stalwarts, activists and advocates. They have each published extensively in poetry and prose and have each written haunting, lyric, genre-defying memoirs on their lives as women-of-color writers.
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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