Sunday. May 19th
Louisiana has long been recognized for its production of talented writers, and its poets in particular have shined. From the early poetry of the state to the work crafted in the present day, Louisiana has nurtured and exported a rich and diverse poetic tradition. In Louisiana Poets: A Literary Guide authors Catharine Savage Brosman and Olivia McNeely Pass assess the achievements of Louisiana poets from the past hundred years who, Brosman and Pass assert, deserve both public notice and careful critical examination.
Louisiana Poets presents the careers and works of writers whose verse is closely connected to the peoples, history, and landscapes of Louisiana or whose upbringing or artistic development occurred in the state. Brosman and Pass chose poets based on the scope, abundance, and excellence of their work; their critical reception; and the local and national standing of the writer and work. The book treats a wide range of forty poets―from national bestsellers to local celebrities―detailing their histories and output.
Editors: Catharine Savage Brosman and Olivia McNeely Pass and Poets studied in the book who will appear are: Ralph Adamo, Darrell Bourque, Ava Leavell Haymon, Julie Kane, William Lavender, and Mona Lisa Saloy discuss and sign their book, Louisiana Poets: A Literary Guide.
If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.