Companion journal for the North Carolina Historical Review, NCLR embraces North Carolina’s diversity and plays an important role on East Carolina University’s campus. It features renowned writers such as Clyde Edgerton as well as unknown writers, is implemented as a teaching tool in literature courses, and trains student employees about the intricacies of publication.
Of classic authors NC could claim as its own, only O. Henry and Thomas Wolfe the author offered. As for current ones, Owen offered a much longer list of native sons and daughters, many still residing in the Tar Heel State. Among them were Ann Tyler, Fred Chappell, and Doris Betts.
In this tribute to writer Randall Jarrell, North Carolina literary legend Fred Chappell provides background information and relates his first experience meeting Jarrell. Chappell discusses Jarrell's work and how it has affected the North Carolina's literary scene.