On her Poetry Porch in Mebane, North Carolina’s poet laureate welcomes family and friends, encourages rich conversation, and helps us navigate a different kind of world.
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They Are Everywhere
North Carolina has one of the largest populations of veterans in America. Here, combat veterans are chronicling their experiences to create what may be a new genre of 21st-century literature. Our poet laureate shares how he teaches veterans to tell their stories, and what he is learning about combat in the process.
Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti reflects on his Watauga County home.