Poet Laureate http://wunc.org en Carrboro Poet Laureate Bridges Past And Present http://wunc.org/post/carrboro-poet-laureate-bridges-past-and-present <p>The small town of Carrboro was once a prominent mill town in the early to mid-1900s. But after all of the mills closed down and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continued to grow, the town became a haven to students and an evolving arts scene. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:08:35 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 18764 at http://wunc.org Carrboro Poet Laureate Bridges Past And Present North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-literary-hall-fame <p>The North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame recently brought Kay Byer onto its hallowed roster.</p><p>Byer was North Carolina's first female poet laureate, serving from 2005 to 2009. She spent her adult life in the mountains of western North Carolina, channeling the landscape and voices into her work. Her new book of poetry is called "Descent" (Louisiana State University Press/ 2012). Byer joins host Frank Stasio to talk about her writing.</p><p></p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:20:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 3706 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame North Carolina's Poet Laureate http://wunc.org/post/north-carolinas-poet-laureate <p><a href="http://english.appstate.edu/profile/136" target="_blank">Joseph Bathanti</a> was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He even went to college and graduate school there. So it's a testament to his passion for North Carolina that he was just announced as the<a href="http://www.ncarts.org/poet_laureate.cfm" target="_blank"> Tar Heel state's newest poet laureate</a>. Bathanti came to North Carolina in the late 1970s to be a VISTA volunteer. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:02:00 +0000 Susan Davis & Frank Stasio 3773 at http://wunc.org North Carolina's Poet Laureate