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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.

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.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Grief counselor turns words of comfort into poetic prose

video 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.

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.

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