Originally shared at a poetry night at the Garner Performing Arts Center, this poem by Imani Horton, known as ImonyLowd, challenges us to live freely.
Originally published by Asheville-based poet Michael McFee in his 2017 collection We Were Once Here, this is a poignant and hopeful rumination on wonder and nostalgia that feels appropriate to the oncoming spring season.
For this writer, from seed to stovetop, family and food are intertwined.
Jaki Shelton Green’s poetic vignettes inspired by photographs of fall at the JC Raulston Arboretum by Juli Leonard.
Jaki Shelton Green is North Carolina’s ninth poet laureate, and the first African American person to hold the position.