Kathryn Stripling Byer

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Kathryn Stripling Byer
Byer in 2012
Byer in 2012
BornKathryn Stripling
(1944-11-25)November 25, 1944
Camilla, Georgia
DiedJune 5, 2017(2017-06-05) (aged 72)
Cullowhee, North Carolina
OccupationPoet
Alma materWesleyan College, B.A.
UNC-Greensboro, M.F.A.
Genrepoetry, essays
Notable awardsNorth Carolina Poet Laureate
SpouseJim Byer
Children1
Website
www.kathrynstriplingbyer.com

Kathryn Stripling Byer (November 25, 1944 – June 5, 2017), also called Kay Byer, was an American poet and teacher. She was named by Governor Mike Easley as the fifth North Carolina Poet Laureate, 2005–2009. She was the first woman to hold the position.[1]

Byer died at the age of 72 on June 5, 2017 from lymphoma in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

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  1. Prestridge, Sam. "Kathryn Stripling Byer (b. 1944)". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press. Retrieved November 8, 2012.

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