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Jaki Shelton Green is the author of eight collections, most recently I Want to Undie You (Jacar Press, 2017). In 2019, Green was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. She currently teaches documentary poetry at Duke University Center for Documentary Studies and serves as the poet laureate of North Carolina.
In 2019, Jaki Shelton Green was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. Green launched “Literary ChangeMakers,” which will support youth poets who are engaged artistically in civic and community activism, social justice, and youth leadership in over one hundred counties in North Carolina.