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From The Archives

Each Friday, NCLR will post content from past issues. All past issues are currently available for purchase. Or check your library’s digital collections to read the full piece.

“Little Girlfriend”

Friday from the Archives: “Little Girlfriend” a poem by Grace C. Ocasio from NCLR 22 (2013).

This is the first Ocasio poem to be published in NCLR.

Black NC Writers History: the CAAWC

Friday from the Archives: “A Literary Mission Accomplished: Twenty Years of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective” by L. Teresa Church from NCLR 25 (2016).

“In 1995, the timing was right for a new writers group to take root within the cultural landscape of North Carolina’s Research Triangle area.”

A Novel of Purpose, Then and Now

Friday from the Archives: “Charles W. Chesnutt and the “province of literature”” by Paul Baggett from NCLR 23 (2014).

Going back a decade and revisiting our 2014 issue.

Remembering Fred Chappell

Friday from the Archives: “Citizens Who Observe: A Conversation with Fred Chappell” by Sandy Sullivan from NCLR 7 (1998).

We join family, friends, and countless students in mourning the passing of beloved professor, former state poet laureate, and author Fred Chappell, who passed away this January.

Remembering Anita Collins

Friday from the Archives: “The Anderson Kid” by Anita Collins from NCLR 26 (2017).

We join family and friends in mourning the passing of Anita Collins, our ’16 Doris Betts Fiction Prize winner, who passed away in December.

A Writing Space of One’s Own

Friday from the Archives: “Geography for Writers” by Lee Zacharias from NCLR 17 (2008).

The liminal space between years invites time to sit and think about works written, or needing to be.

The Briefest of Moments

Friday from the Archives: “The Culprit: Reflections on the Bleeding Edge” an essay by Daniel James Waters from NCLR 30 (2021).

What a gift, life is. Few are as aware of this truth on a daily basis as an operating room surgeon.