Shelby Stephenson, North Carolina’s poet laureate, sits at his childhood table at the home he was born in Benson, NC, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Stephenson keeps the state’s fast-vanishing rural past alive in verse pulling from his own North Carolina childhood.
Shelby Stephenson, North Carolina’s poet laureate, sits at his childhood table at the home he was born in Benson, NC, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Stephenson keeps the state’s fast-vanishing rural past alive in verse pulling from his own North Carolina childhood. Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com
Shelby Stephenson, North Carolina’s poet laureate, sits at his childhood table at the home he was born in Benson, NC, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Stephenson keeps the state’s fast-vanishing rural past alive in verse pulling from his own North Carolina childhood. Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com

Who’ll be the NC poet, not afraid to show it?

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