Poet Shelby Stephenson

The Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Welcomes Poet Shelby Stephenson on September 16

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WILSON, N.C. — September 6, 2021 — Barton College will welcome former North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson as the featured speaker for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The program will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Please note that all guests attending the event must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols. Stephenson served as North Carolina Poet Laureate from 2015-2018 and has published more than 20 volumes of poetry, most recently “More” and “Shelby’s Lady: The Hog Poems.”  Earlier titles include “Possum,” winner of Brockman-Campbell Award; “Elegies […]