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Poet Laureate Ceremony

Shelby Stephenson (left) and Joseph Bathanti (right).

Shelby Stephenson (left) and Joseph Bathanti (right).

The North Carolina Arts Council shared this excellent photo with us, so we wanted to share it with you. This, of course, is North Carolina’s current poet laureate, Shelby Stephenson, sharing a laugh with North Carolina’s most recent poet laureate, Joseph Bathanti.

Shelby was installed last night in a ceremony at the state capitol.