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Jaki Shelton Green recognized in Forbes Magazine “50 over 50: Lifestyle” List

The staff and board of the North Carolina Writers’ Network congratulates Jaki Shelton Green who made the Forbes Magazine “50 over 50: Lifestyle” list. Jaki Shelton Green was named Poet Laureate of North Carolina in her 60s, the first African American and third woman to receive the honor. Inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 2014, Green’s publishing career includes eight collections and a spoken word poetry album. She teaches Documentary Poetry at Duke and is the 2021 Frank B. Hanes Writer in Residence at UNC Chapel Hill.