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Linda Flowers Award Now Open!

From our friends at the North Carolina Humanities Council: CHARLOTTE—The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide cultural nonprofit, invites original, unpublished entries of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry for their 2019 Linda Flowers Literary Award. The award is given to exceptional North Carolina authors whose work celebrates the North Carolina experience and conveys excellence in writing. […]

Take the High Road! (Festival, That Is)

We’ll have an exhibit table at The High Road Festival of Poetry and Short Fiction this weekend—come on out and see us! The festival takes place at the Embassy Suites in Winston-Salem. On Friday, March 22, at 7:30 pm, Clint McCown and cowboy poet Sean Sexton kick things off at Bookmarks downtown. Saturday offers Master […]

Don’t Miss NC Poet Laureate in 2019!

Jaki Shelton Green, a 2014 inductee to the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, was installed as North Carolina’s ninth Poet Laureate in a ceremony on Raleigh on Monday, February 18. Jaki is the first African American and the third woman to serve as the state’s “ambassador for poetry and the spoken word.” If you’ve […]

Sign Up for 2018 (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt!

It’s almost that time of year again: time for the annual (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt! Hosted by Live Canon, a poetic ensemble based in the UK dedicated to performing poetry from memory (as well as other groovy poetry-based programs), the Poetry Treasure Hunt invites participants to navigate their way through a host of poems during […]

New Date Announced for NC Poet Laureate Installation

Jaki Shelton Green will be installed as the new North Carolina Poet Laureate on Monday, December 10, at 4:00 pm. The event takes place at the State Capitol, 1 East Edenton St., in Raleigh. Seating begins at 3:30 pm, and the program will start at 4:00 pm, with a reception to follow. Please note that […]

The Power of Cosmic Relationships: Two of Cups Press

In a Tarot deck, the Two of Cups signifies new rewarding relationships, as well as honor, respect, and excellent cosmic energy for future partnerships. Most cards also feature the caduceus of Hermes, an ancient symbol often associated with trade and positive financial return. Two of Cups Press, based in the Triad, takes on only a […]

George S. Converse, RIP

By Wade Hopkin Lieutenant Colonel George S. Converse was a unique individual and an outstanding writer. As a contributor to the Naval History Institute magazine, he was listed as: “…(U.S. Marine Corps, Ret.) graduated with a BA in English from Montana State University in 1968, the same year he was commissioned in the Marine Corps. […]

New Writing Challenge for All Writers!

Eastern North Carolina poet Gabrielle Brant Freeman has launched a new writing project that promises to be both fun and hone our writing chops. You’re gonna definitely want to check it out. BOX is a quarterly writing challenge. Five objects will be posted each quarter. Writers will respond with a poem, short story, creative nonfiction […]

Jaki Shelton Green Named NC Poet Laureate

From our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council: Governor Roy Cooper today announced that poet, teacher, and community arts advocate Jaki Shelton Green will serve as North Carolina’s ninth poet laureate. “Jaki Shelton Green brings a deep appreciation of our state’s diverse communities to her role as an ambassador of North Carolina literature,” Governor […]

Want to Hear a Poem? Dial 585-546-2531

There’s real pleasure in hearing a poem read aloud. Certain rhythms and textures reveal themselves aurally that may not pop in quite the same way were we only to read them on the page. There’s pleasure too, these days, in using a telephone. Phone booths are making a comeback, for  example. While we may never return […]