North Carolina

In 1935, North Carolina established a state poet laureate position, which is currently held by Jaki Shelton Green. Green is the author of several books of poetry, including I Want to Undie You (Jacar Press, 2017).

upcoming events

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May 16 2019
Benjamin Bards: A Poetry Workshop

Join us once a month for a free discussion based workshop for poets of all skill levels from teens to adults. Learn about forms and techniques, read and study published authors, and bring and share your own works for constructive criticism. Each month will focus on different topics or give you a chance to work on revisions. To register call 336-373-7540.

7:00pm to 8:30pm
1530 Benjamin Parkway
27408 Greensboro, North Carolina
Apr 18 2019
Benjamin Bards: A Poetry Workshop

Join us once a month for a free discussion based workshop for poets of all skill levels from teens to adults. Learn about forms and techniques, read and study published authors, and bring and share your own works for constructive criticism. Each month will focus on different topics or give you a chance to work on revisions. To register call 336-373-7540.

7:00pm to 8:30pm
1530 Benjamin Parkway
27408 Greensboro, North Carolina
Apr 06 2019
Transformation through the Power of Expression

An experimental, interactive, Benjamin Bards Workshop facilitated by poet Sage Chioma blends storytelling, poetry, prose, and music with cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and reflective listening to re-frame core issues while building support. The workshop provides an atmosphere of relaxation, empathy, and self-healing. To register call 336-373-7540.

2:30pm to 5:30pm
1530 Benjamin Parkway
27408 Greensboro, North Carolina

recent & featured listings

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Reading Series Slam Charlotte North Carolina
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 Writers' Week Symposium North Carolina

poems

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 death—