Hats Off! to the Carolina African-American Writers' Collective whose anthology All the Songs We Sing was featured in Our State magazine by NC Poet Laureate and NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Jaki Shelton Green. Also, the anthology was featured in Cultural Front. "All the Songs We Sing expands the translations of Black traditions and conditions for a broad public audience," says Jaki. "The featured poets, novelists, and essayists in the anthology are not restricted to the borders of North Carolina or any rural South. However, the fertile Carolina spit and sweat, soil, tobacco fields, coastal breezes, myth, and lore inform, define, orchestrate, and texturize syntax for many of these writers who claim North Carolina as home or ancestral 'homeplace.'"