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Poetry As Storytelling And Healing

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Triad poets are gaining local and national recognition for their creative approaches to poetry and poetry-inspired community work. 

Terri Kirby Erickson’s new collection A Lake of Light and Clouds (Press 53/2014) was recently featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s AlmanacJacinta White brought the national One City, One Prompt program to the Triad to engage people of all ages in writing on the same prompt: begin again. And Joseph Mills teaches creative writing and literature at the UNC School of the Arts. His fifth collection of poetry, This Miraculous Turning (Press 53/2014), will be released next month.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Erickson, Williams and Mills about their own writing and how they work to inspire poetry in others.

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.