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CoastLine: All The Songs We Sing Highlights NC African American Poetry, Short Stories, Nonfiction

All The Songs We Sing is an anthology of poetry, short stories and creative nonfiction published by Blair

The Carolina African American Writers’ Collective 25 came into being 25 years ago.  The publication of the anthology All The Songs We Singcelebrates this anniversary. 

Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina poet laureate, introduces the collection with this:  “All The Songs We Sing draws us near while pushing us away.  This raw, terrifying, necessary, and beautiful book is a rich orchestration of memoir, essays, fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction that bears witness to the hushed songbirds of captivity belonging to a collective past whose future generations sing proud and out loud.” 


Lenard D. Moore, Founder and Executive Director, Carolina African American Writers’ Collective;  Past President, Haiku Society of America; Executive Chairman, North Carolina Haiku Society

Angela Belcher Epps, Author, Salt in the Sugar Bowl

Bridgette A. Lacy, Journalist, Author,  Sunday Dinner, part of the Savor the South series by UNC Press

All The Songs We Sing

Rachel hosts and produces CoastLine, an award-winning hourlong conversation featuring artists, humanitarians, scholars, and innovators in North Carolina. The show airs Wednesdays at noon and Sundays at 4 pm on 91.3 FM WHQR Public Media. It's also available as a podcast; just search CoastLine WHQR. You can reach her at rachellh@whqr.org.