Submit Your Poems to the 2019 NC State Poetry Contest
The annual NC State Poetry Contest is a free literary competition open to all North Carolina residents.
A Poet Reflects On The Strangeness of America
State of Things host Frank Stasio talks with Jon Thompson about his career as a poet and writer. Thompson is an English professor at NC State University. He is also the founding editor of “Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics” and the editor of “Free Verse Editions.”
Poet Profile: Dorianne Laux
The Writer's Almanac discusses life, doughnuts, and poetry with NC State poet and professor Dorianne Laux.
NC State’s Poet in Residence Honored by National Association of Writers, Writing Programs
Retiring professor of English and poet in residence John Balaban has received the prestigious George Garrett award from the national Association of Writers and Writing Programs for outstanding community service in literature.
Submit Your Poems to the 2017 NC State Poetry Contest
The NC State creative writing program is accepting entries to its annual statewide writing contest. Open to all North Carolina residents, the contest is one of the largest free literary competitions in the Southeast and drew more than 600 entrants last year.
In ‘Whitman’s Descendants,’ photographing some of America’s greatest living poets
“Whitman’s Descendants” is a striking set of portraits documenting the heart of American poetry today, one that bears an urgent connection to Whitman and the issues of his day. Dorianne Laux, English, featured.
Upcoming: Pulitzer Poet Yusef Komunyakaa
Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa served as this year’s judge for the NC State Poetry Contest. The contest — considered one of the largest free poetry contests in the southeast — yielded 636 entries this year. When Komunyakaa visits NC State on April 6-7, he will announce the contest winners, visit with students and hold a public reading of his own poetry.
NC State Poetry Contest Seeks Entries
Calling all North Carolina poets! The NC State Poetry Contest, organized by the university’s creative writing program, is accepting entries for its 2016 competition.
Foreign Language Prof’s Poetry Spans 40 Creative Years
Tom Feeny started teaching language and literature courses in 1959 and has been teaching at NC State since 1970. However, he’s been writing poetry since he was a teenager. That early pastime became an avocation he’s pursued ever since, motivated by the pure satisfaction of the creative act.
Poet’s First Book of Verse Wins Prize
NC State MFA alumna Noel Crook has achieved what felt like an unattainable dream: She is a poet, and a prize-winning one at that. Crook won the Crab Orchard Review First Book Award, a national prize providing up-and-coming poets with the opportunity to publish their first book. Crook, who earned her MFA in creative writing from NC State in 2008, gave her $2,500 prize money to NC State to support the MFA program, telling the university’s development office there wouldn’t be a book without John Balaban, the university’s emeritus poet-in-residence.