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Poetry Discussion Series

Weekly programs for adults, led by college or university professors, that librarians can offer at North Carolina public libraries.

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Poets in Person

This audio series is composed of National Public Radio interviews with 13 of today's most engaging and influential poets including Allen Ginsberg, Karl Shapiro, Maxine Kumin, Gwendolyn Brooks and Gary Soto. In addition to listening to recordings of the interviews, participants read the series companion book of poems and biographical information on the poets.

Language They Speak book coverNC Reads NC: Our Poets Speak

Programs include viewing of video interviews with North Carolina poets from the Poetry Live! television series produced by WUNC-TV and hosted by Danny Romine Powell and Charles Kuralt.

  • The Language They Speak is Things to Eat, Michael McFee
  • Word and Witness: 100 Years of North Carolina Poetry, Sally Buckner

Voices & Visions

This video series provides outstanding visual interpretations of the poetry of 13 modern American poets including Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes and Emily Dickinson.