As a mother shares a mug of hot chocolate with her son, she reflects on the traditions her own mother passed down.
These stanzas encourage us to reflect on the real spirit of the holiday and to resist the urge to get carried away with gifts and events.
This poem is dedicated to George Moses Horton, an enslaved poet and the first Black American to publish a book in the South.
A writer reflects on the items she held on to after her mother passed away.
In this poem, a couple contemplates whether to continue with their relationship.
A new program developed by Jaki Shelton Green celebrates talented young poets across the state. Meet the first four high school laureates.
This poem is by Leah Dew, the High School Poet Laureate at South Columbus High School, and reflects on the passage of time.
This peaceful poem by the East Columbus Junior/Senior High School Poet Laureate finds joy in humanity and our cities.
This poem by Columbus Career and College Academy High School Laureate Abigail McPherson considers the beauty of the countryside.
This poem by Alleyna Roberts, the High School Poet Laureate at West Columbus High School, offers a reflection on feeling trapped by society.
This poem by Danae Younge is a reflection on the intricacies of childhood friendships, jealousy and shaping an identity.
While working a tthe historic Southern Pines writer’s retreat, the author encounters a strange phenomenon.
In this poem by Mary Silverthorne, a colorful garden visitor sparks meditation on the fleeting beauty of life.
A young boy is awed by his father’s bravery — and words of wisdom — when disaster strikes on a fishing trip.