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.
In this poem, North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green writes about the joy of Juneteenth and the horror that came before it.
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.
A poem from Terri Kirby Erickson about a pair of old, married mallard ducks.
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.
This poem by Dasan Ahanu explores social injustice and survival and the strength, yet hardship it creates.
Much like dessert, sometimes the best things come later in life.
In this dreamy piece, noted poet Paul Jones reflects on how memory changes as one grows older.