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Episode 46: Jaki Shelton Green

Episode Summary

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson reads Jaki Shelton Green's poem "i know the grandmother one had hands."

Participant(s) Bio

Jaki Shelton Green is the first African American and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate. When he appointed her in 2018, Governor Cooper stated that “Jaki Shelton Green brings a deep appreciation of our state’s diverse communities to her role as an ambassador of North Carolina literature. Jaki’s appointment is a wonderful new chapter in North Carolina’s rich literary history.”