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1 pm

Opening Remarks

NC Poetry Society (NCPS) Poet Laureate Award Winners
introduced by Joan Barasovska

Joyce Compton Brown 2020
Susan Alff 2021

Winners of the 12th Annual Nâzım Hikmet Poetry Prize

Alan Michael Parker, Honorable Mention - Davidson, North Carolina
Heather Green, Honorable Mention - Fairfax, Virginia

Jeri Theriault, 3rd Prize - South Portland, Maine

David Sullivan, 2nd Prize - Santa Cruz, California
Laurel Faye, 1st Prize - Sharpsburg, Georgia

Turkish Poetry and Poetry in Turkey
Poetry in Turkish and English by contemporary Turkish Poets
Ece Eldek, Selcan Peksan, Nilay Özer, Fatma Nur Türk and Müesser Yeniay

Invited Speaker: “Ezra Pound Amid Turkey’s Cultural Wars: Authority, Epic, and Word Choice in the Turkish Cantos” Dr. Efe Murat Balıkçıoğlu (Efe Murad)


4 pm

Honoring Constantine P. Cavafy
Live Music: Chronis Vasiliou
Keynote Speaker:“Cavafy's Gait and Ghost” Dr. David U. B. Liu

Poetry Around the World -- Presented by Sister Cities of Cary

Poetry Spotlight Eduardo Corral
with NCSU MFA poets Jamal Michel, Vitasta Singh and Ravi Tewari

Closing Remarks

6 pm


Girl Reading

Special Events

Mix and Mingle

Open Books

Weekly Meetups

Learn Something New

Festival Program 2022: Activities
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