Coming to Rest: Poems
North Carolina's poet laureate engages the contradictions inherent in the act of coming home, exploring the step-by-step leaving and returning--and finding home transformed because of the journey.
Paperback, 63 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Louisiana State University Press
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Kathryn Stripling Byer was raised on a farm in Southwest Georgia, where the material for much of her first poetry originated. She graduated from Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia, with a degree in English literature, and afterward, received her MFA degree from UNC-Greensboro, where she studied with Fred Chappell and Robert Watson, as well as forming enduring friendships with James Applewhite and Gi...moreMore about Kathryn Stripling Byer...