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.
In this dreamy piece, noted poet Paul Jones reflects on how memory changes as one grows older.
In this poem, the author imagines a world where we live infinite, but different, lifetimes that collect within our souls.
In this poem, we are reminded that, while we may be individuals, our similarities far outweigh our differences.
The word “work” can mean more than one thing — and this piece by a Raleigh poet inspires us to reflect, persevere, and try our best in 2022.
What’s the opposite of a white Christmas? The same season, in North Carolina.
Greensboro poet Steve Cushman captures an unexpected, intimate moment in a time of isolation.
In this poem by Michael McFee, the narrator finds joys in a childhood pastime. With original illustration by Kirsten Solecki.
This poem by Michael McFee, illustrated by Kristen Solecki, originally appeared in our September 2021 issue.