50 for 50 with Jaki Shelton Green

My role as Poet Laureate is to be present in many, many different types of communities and to definitely foster an appreciation for voices that are marginalized. Voices that are outside of the canon. Voices that don’t show up at poetry readings. Voices that would never come to a retreat, but they’re there. And North Carolina has rich community, rich diversity of community, and there are amazing stories that I want to help people excavate and tell and write about and publish and celebrate in their communities.
— Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina's 9th Poet Laureate.
 
 
 

 

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