It's time to give props to a few poets from my adopted state of North Carolina.
The first, Byer, possibly one of two of NC's most prominent contemporary poets, doesn't just write - she's active in many adjoining fields - even the politics (ugh!) of art.
Kathryn Stripling Byer grew up in southwest Georgia, graduated from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, and earned her Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she studied with Allen Tate, Fred Chappell, and Robert Watson. Her books of poetry include Catching Light (Louisiana State University Press, 2002); Black Shawl (1998); Wildwood Flower (1992), which was the 1992 Lamont Poetry Selection of The Academy of American Poets; and The Girl in the Midst of the Harvest (1986), which was published in the Associated Writing Programs award series.
Causes Bob Mustin Supports
Native American culture. Education. Creative writing.