Tag: poetry

How to Hygge in Raleigh

Savor the North Carolina winter — or a chilly spring day — the Dutch way these ideas to channel all the cozy vibes.

Red Clay & Jewels

Jaki Shelton Green, the ninth Poet Laureate of North Carolina, captures the beauty and cruelty of humanity her writing.

February Poem: Dots

In this poem, we are reminded that, while we may be individuals, our similarities far outweigh our differences.

Resolving to Practice

A poet pledges to write each day for 365 days, and finds that the exercise awakens a new creative energy.

Never Forget How to Live Young

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.

Poem of the Month: Beige Wall Telephone, 1960s

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.

Slant of Light: Poetic Vignettes

Jaki Shelton Green’s poetic vignettes inspired by photographs of fall at the JC Raulston Arboretum by Juli Leonard.

The Right Poet

Jaki Shelton Green is North Carolina’s ninth poet laureate, and the first African American person to hold the position.

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