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Search on for burial site of America’s first published poet

Anne Bradstreet was the North American continent's first published poet, yet her legacy has largely been lost to time.

Leah Naomi Green wins Walt Whitman Award for debut poet

A debut poet from Greensboro, North Carolina, has received a prize named for one of the country's greatest writers.
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UNCW’s Lumina Festival of the Arts happening until July 29

Whether you like painting, opera or slam poetry, there's something for everyone at UNCW's Lumina Festival of the Arts.
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Vietnam veteran uses poetry to heal, cope with PTSD

A Vietnam Veteran is helping veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder through poetry.

Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, whose work focused on war atrocities and denounced anti-Semitism and tyrannical dictators, has died. He...

Student’s poem predicts Panthers Super Bowl win

Watching the Carolina Panthers cap their season by hoisting the Vince Lombardi trophy would be poetic for a lot of fans. It already is for a student in Bladen County.

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.

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.

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.

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