The North Carolina Writers' Network and NC Writers' Network-West are honoring Kathryn Stripling Byer this Sunday.
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Wesleyan College, 11/6/04
|Kathryn Stripling Byer|
|2005 NCWN Fall Conference, from left, me, Janice Moore, Nancy Simpson, Shirley Uphouse and Kathryn Byer|
Here is what former NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer says about Eye of the Beholder:
"The eye in Scott Owens' "Eye of the Beholder" is the passionate "I" of the poet, watching every turn and gesture of the beloved and speaking from it, sounding the lineaments of desire in each poem and pulling the reader into its embrace. Over the years, Owens has ranged widely in subject matter and style. This is his most intimate book yet, his voice tender, full of longing and anticipation. He beholds what he loves, whether woman, blossom, or falling leaf, all of it gathered up in the world's body, the ultimate beloved, after all, that he renders in finely tuned lyrics."