In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Creative Writing Program at North Carolina A&T State University will host the “Carolina on My Mind” reading series, celebrating “Home Is Where: An Anthology of African-American Poetry from the Carolinas,” on April 17 at 7 p.m.

The program will feature some of the best of North and South Carolina’s African American poets writing and performing in the genre today. It will showcase an array of original voices, writing on subjects ranging from Jim Crow to jazz to haunted landscapes to romantic love – all in an attempt to define the South as home.

Some of the poets featured will be Marcus Amaker, Michele Reese, Cedric Tillman, Carolyn Beard Whitlow and Anjail Rashida Ahmad. The program will also include a special event – “The Best on the Mic” series that features N.C. A&T creative writing student poets.

This program is free and open to the public. It will be in the A218 General Classroom Building auditorium. The General Classroom Building is located at the corner of North Benbow Road and Sullivan Street. For more information, contact Ahmad at (336) 334-7771, Ext. 2370 or