I'm just back from Raleigh where I placed the NC Poet Laureate laurel wreath on Cathy Smith Bowers' lovely head. I presented her with a bottle of wine with our names on it and read a poem I'd written for her. What a fabulous day it was! Here are some video highlights:
And I got to see so many old and dear friends, as well as new ones I've found through being Laureate.
The photo above shows me and my friend Lou Green, a brilliant poet and visual artist whose work I admire beyond words. She lives in Davidson. I featured her latest chapbook on my laureate blog a while back and plan to re-run it on this one.
I'll be posting about my time in Raleigh, with some photos and observations. Come back a little later for that!
Now to get ready for more snow!