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Friday, April 8, 2022 7:00PM


Poetry Alive! An Evening with Past and Present North Carolina Poet Laureates


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Join NCMA poet laureate-in-residence Jaki Shelton Green for a special in-person conversation with former NC poet laureates Joseph Bathanti (2012–14) and Shelby Stephenson (2015–18).

This discussion centers on the power of poetry and the written word to illuminate, educate, entertain, and transform the minds and hearts of people of all ages and from all walks of life. The poet laureates share stories of how they cultivated appreciation of literature in its diversity throughout the state during their tenures.

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