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Kathryn's Latest Blogs

Oct.10.2011 - 6:49 am
  Here is the poem I wrote for my installation as NC's Poet Laureate in the summer of 2005.   Yes, we had Laurette's cake at the reception afterward.  You can...
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Oct.08.2011 - 1:23 pm
At the State Capitol with Linda Carlisle,  Dept. of Cultural Resources, and Cathy Smith Bowers, the new NC Poet Laureate
For five years I served as NC's first woman Poet Laureate, following the estimable and energetic Fred Chappell, a former teacher of mine, who turned the post into a vital one,...
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Oct.07.2011 - 12:10 pm
  Kathryn  is a poet of such thoroughgoing honesty that reading some of these poems feels like eavesdropping, they are that closely focused on the details of experience...
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Jan.28.2010 - 7:24 pm
              Granny Younger came to visit me last night.  Stepped right out of Lee Smith’s Oral History and sat down for a spell, trying make me listen again to her stories...
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Comments from Kathryn

Apr.28.2009 - 11:26 am
In response to: Writers in the Schools Poem by 4th Grader
Chitra, having worked with 4th graders over the past few years as NC's poet laureate, I'm not surprised by Cody's poem...
Apr.10.2009 - 7:11 pm
In response to: Good Friday
Luciana, how are you? I haven't visited with you in a while. J. Campbell has said so much that strikes me as true...
Apr.09.2009 - 5:40 pm
In response to: Scansion is not "crap."
I appreciate your comment,Rosy. I totally agree with you. Years ago Stephen Spender led a poetry workshop at Duke...
Apr.07.2009 - 5:40 pm
In response to: Happy Birthday, Shadowland: Thinking Back to the Beginning
Chitra, I always look for your posts when I sign in to red room, which has not been often in the past week; they give...
Mar.31.2009 - 10:26 am
In response to: Takes a Village
Somehow this got posted twice, so I'm deleting. Sorry.KB

Published Reviews

Published by ForeWord Magazine
Coming to Rest by: Kathryn Stripling Byer Issue Month: May/June 2006 Category: Poetry Publisher: Louisiana State University 72 pages, Softcover $16.95 ISBN: 0807131350 In this...