Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series

The Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series supports the mission of the North Carolina Poetry Society to foster the reading, writing, and enjoyment of poetry across the state through mentorship and public readings. 

This program is a partnership between the North Carolina Poetry Society and the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the North Carolina Humanities Council

For information on guidelines and application submission, please click here.

Every year, three Distinguished Poets from the east, central, and west of North Carolina each mentor a middle-school, a high-school, a college or university student, and an adult within their respective regions. The series offers a way for poets to give back to the North Carolina poetry community. 

Past Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets include Ann Deagon, Joseph Bathanti, John Hoppenthaler, Becky Gould Gibson, Lavonne Adams, Catherine Carter, among others.

Upcoming Events

Click here to view upcoming events in the 2018-2019 series.