Poetry

Shelby Stephenson is next NC poet laureate
An award-winning writer from Johnston County is Gov. Pat McCrory's choice as North Carolina's next poet laureate after his original pick departed last summer following criticism from the arts community over the selection process. Mon, 12/22/2014 - 5:41pm
Uproar: Self-published poet laureate in NC resigns
North Carolina's poet laureate is resigning amid criticism of the governor for choosing a writer with just two self-published books. Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:24pm
Governor’s selection of poet laureate draws fire
North Carolina writers are unhappy that the governor chose the next poet laureate on his own without going through the typical vetting process of receiving recommendations from a committee. Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:08pm
McCrory appoints new poet laureate for NC
Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed a new poet laureate for North Carolina. The governor's office announced Friday that Valeria Macon will be the state's new poet laureate. Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:27pm
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Grief counselor turns words of comfort into poetic prose
She’s a grief counselor turned author. Katherine Roberts Moore of Ocean Isle Beach turned her words of healing into poetic prose. In the world of words, Katherine finds herself right at home. Influenced by her mother's love for vocabulary, ideas and imagination run wildly through Katherine’s head and flow straight to her pen. It lights a fire in her soul. Tue, 02/05/2013 - 4:49am
31 NC students to participate in Poetry Out Loud
Thirty-one high school students from across North Carolina will participate in a program in Greensboro that combines slam poetry, spoken word and theater for a chance to compete for a $20,000 prize. Sat, 03/24/2012 - 1:45pm