Original poetry inspired by the events of September 11, 2001, was featured on UNC-TV’s NC Now in the days leading up to the 10th commemoration this year. North Carolina Poet Laureate Cathy Smith Bowers (Tryon), award-winning poet and novelist Joseph Bathanti (Vilas), and poets Sally Buckner (Cary) and Shelby Stephenson (Benson) lent a personal touch to in-studio readings of their works which can be viewed at the links below. More than 30 poets made contributions to the series NC Poets on 9/11.
Watch Cathy Smith Bowers’ For Okra
Watch Joseph Bathanti’s Katy
Watch Sally Buckner’s Cataclysm and Shelby Stephenson’s September Mourning