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Celisa Steele
Professional consultant, amateur poet
Professional consultant, amateur poet

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Celisa Steele (, Poet Laureate of Carrboro, will be the featured reader, followed by plenty of time for open mic. In the Farm Table Room at the Eddy Pub (

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Good article--and Jeff gets quoted a lot. ;)

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Good post from Jeff over on Duct Tape Marketing--so get your learning self over there to read it. ;)

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Local friends, please put October 29 on your calendar. It'll be an evening to thank Mark Chilton for his work as mayor, and the proceeds will benefit EmPOWERment, a Chapel Hill-based nonprofit focused on three essential activities: affordable housing, grassroots economic development, and community organizing

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I went to flying trapeze school this weekend--and there's video to prove it in this post I did about the experience.

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Looking forward to three weeks from now (2/21), when I'll be the featured reader at the Lazy Lion in Fuquay-Varina at 6 pm.

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Attention North Carolina poets (by birth or residence) or friends of aforesaid poets: The Poetry Council of North Carolina's contests close in about four weeks (11.29.12). Which means you have time to get your entries in, so do it. Right after you trick or treat.


    1 book award ($10 entry fee)
    5 contests for poems by adults ($5 entry fee, up to 65 lines)
    3 contests for poems by students (no entry fee)
    Prizes from $200 to $10 and publication in Bay Leaves anthology
    Deadline for entries November 29, 2012
    Winner notification by January 12, 2013
    Poetry Day (where winners read and Bay Leaves is unveiled) April 20, 2013 in Hickory, NC

Full guidelines available at

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I'm planning to join Stephanie Levin for a 100 Thousand Poets for Change ( event on the back patio at Open Eye in Carrboro this Saturday (10/29) from 10 am to noon. Stef's calling it "This is Just to Say…" and it's your chance to stop for a moment and jot a quick note of love, gratitude, or longing you’ve meant to write but haven’t. Notecards, pens, poetry, and hopefully a gentle September breeze will be provided. One-on-one critiques will be offered, too.  Bring up to two poems for on-the-spot feedback. Hope to see some of you Saturday.

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My latest post on the Tagoras blog.
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