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Valerie Macon is North Carolina’s New Poet Laureate

By Ed Southern, Executive Director, North Carolina Writers’ Network The North Carolina Writers’ Network stands for writing as “everybody’s art.” In our mission statement, we affirm that “writing is necessary both for self-expression and a healthy community, that well-written words can connect people across time and distance, and that the deeply satisfying experiences of writing […]

Happy 80th Birthday to the NC Poetry Society

The North Carolina Poetry Society turned 80 years old in 2012, and we want to wish our friends there happy birthday! Come the end of the month, they’ll be celebrating all weekend long (rightfully so!) with readings in every part of the state. The festivities kick off with North Carolina’s new Poet Laureate, Joseph Bathanti, reading on Thursday […]

Women Writers and the Southern Experience

Chapel Hill author Sam Stephenson interviews Raleigh poet Betty Adcock and Virginia poet Claudia Emerson in the Paris Review this week: “I asked Betty what odds a young female poet faced in 1960s North Carolina. ‘Poetry,’ she said, ‘had a hard time gaining traction among women writers in the South. Part of the reason is […]