Phillip Shabazz has built an outstanding, extensive and respected career as a poet, author and teaching artist. His work, which explores issues of community and culture in America, has been acclaimed by the media, critics and audiences across North Carolina. His writing expresses diverse points of view, from poems about family and friends challenged by the complexities of life to narratives that celebrate human possibilities. {Read More}

Howard L. Craft is a poet, playwright and arts educator from Durham, N.C. He is the author of a book of poems, Across the Blue Chasm, and the plays The House of George, The Wise Ones, Tunnels, Stealing Clouds, Lonely Words, A Touch of Sugga, Fourth and a Mile, The Vet Who Lived Underground: Dispatches from Beneath the Map, The Dragon: A Conversation with George Jackson and Caleb Calypso & the Midnight Marauders. {Read More}